Assessing student learning in computer graphics

Computer Applications (CPA) is a subject designed to nurture students as effective end-users of computer-related technology and software applications for word processing, multimedia presentation, computer graphics, spreadsheet, web browser, desktop publishing and database management. The subject is available to students from the Normal Technical course in Grades 7 – 10 in Singapore. These students are generally visual learners who are best engaged when there are hands-on learning activities and practical work in the computer laboratory. Assessment tools were designed to assess the practical work. For the computer graphics component, students are assessed on their ability to plan, and then select and use appropriate tools/skills to produce a drawing that is as close as possible to a given drawing. The mastery of skills and concepts is evident when the drawing produced is nearly identical (in terms of likeness and size) to the given drawing. The paper describes a qualitative analysis of students’ work and how this analysis provides insights into the way activities could be designed and used to improve classroom instruction and student learning of the computer graphics component.


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  • July 19, 2018 Create Date
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