Student and Faculty Reflections after Using MathWorks' Cody Coursework in a Control Systems Course

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This innovative practice work in progress paper examines the student and faculty reactions after a pilot implementation of Cody Coursework for submission of MATLAB scripts in a senior level dynamic systems and control systems course. The goal in implementation was to increase students' use of scripts in MATLAB and reduce the amount of time instructors spend grading open-ended design problems. The pilot was evaluated with reflections from the faculty team shared in a post-course discussion. Students in the course were also asked to complete a survey after the course. Additionally, scores on two assignments from before the pilot study were compared to scores during the pilot. Based on the pilot implementation, it was determined that Cody Coursework reduced the grading load of the instructors and the students were generally satisfied with the tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538611739
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2018Oct 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


  • Assessment
  • Automatic grading
  • Education technology
  • Feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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