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In this paper we propose a method for generating errorcorrection exercises for undergraduate students in computer science who learn algorithms. Our main goal is to inject faults automatically into a correct source code that implements an algorithm to be studied. The proposed method utilizes design paradigm of the algorithm to determine effective fault types and positions in a source code.
We have developed a prototype system and evaluated the appropriateness of the generated exercises to algorithm study. We carried out error-correction exercises in an algorithm class, and most students evaluated that the exercises are effective for algorithm study.
8th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training