At the 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published an innovative practice about adding Cody Coursework (now MATLAB Grader) to my control systems course. The full paper can be accessed on IEEE Xplore.
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.
R. M. Reck, "Student and Faculty Reflections After Using MathWorks’ Cody Coursework in a Control Systems Course," 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), San Jose, CA, USA, 2018, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2018.8659076