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Christian Queinnec. Mechanised grading: the next step. Cf. archives HAL, January 2009.


Mechanised grading is now mature: lots of experiments proved it. In this paper, we propose elements for the next step: standardisation.

We propose -- an architecture for a grading component able to be embedded into various learning environments, -- a set of extensible Internet-based protocols to interact with this component, and -- a self-contained file format to thoroughly define an exercise in order to ease deployment. The architecture was designed to be scalable, robust and secure.

First experiments with a partial implementation of this platform show the versatility and the neutrality as well of the grading component. It does not impose an IDE, it respects the tenets of the embedding learning environment or course-based system.

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