Evaluating FINESSE: a case-study in group-based CAL

Rosa Michaelson, Christine Helliar, David Power, Donald Sinclair

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    The FINESSE project (Finance Education in a Scalable Software Environment)1 addresses problems associated with the teaching of finance courses in the UK Higher Education sector by constructing a networked, computer-based portfolio management game. The FINESSE consortium consists of finance lecturers at the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Glasgow Caledonian University, and members of the Computer Sciences division at the University of St Andrews. Subject-specific resources were developed to exploit access to real-time stock-market data thereby allowing students to explore portfolio management strategies in a new and exciting way. This paper focuses on the need for a mix of methods when evaluating a CAL project, and on the desirability of including evaluation as part of the design stage and of the development process. We describe the various approaches employed to evaluate different aspects of FINESSE throughout the first 2 years of its use, and present the results of a student questionnaire.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-80
    Number of pages14
    JournalComputers & Education
    Volume37
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

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    portfolio management
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    management game
    Education
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    stock market
    computer science
    Computer science
    education
    Teaching
    university teacher
    student
    questionnaire
    evaluation
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    Keywords

    • Cooperative learning
    • Collaborative learning
    • Distributed learning environments
    • CAL systems

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    Michaelson, Rosa ; Helliar, Christine ; Power, David ; Sinclair, Donald. / Evaluating FINESSE: a case-study in group-based CAL. In: Computers & Education. 2001 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 67-80.
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