The integration of state diagrams with competency-based assessment
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
Hands-on units in Computer Networking technologies are increasingly popular amongst Computer Science students. However, to test the hands-on component it has been found to be necessary to use Competency Based Assessment (CBA). The hand-son exercises can become outdated very quickly due to the rapid advancement of technology. To offset such effects the authors have developed an abstract high level model to aid students' conceptual understanding across a range of technologies. These models are capable of providing state information of different internet networking devices e.g. switch, routers, and also to model routing protocols. The authors provide a method of integrating state diagrams along with CBAs.