Posted At: Monday, April 30, 2007 12:10
Posted To: 2.Meeting
Subject: 2007-4-26 Meeting
On April 26th, Mike and
Kelvin met in Kelvin’s office at about 2pm. The following are records from our
- We have finalized the
content of an “assignment-template”. This will be our “first-pass” content,
subject to the feedback from our external faculty reviewer, we will
update/refine this “assignment-template” :
Assignment Specification: this
Key topics: topic area students will
Required topics: pre-requisite
knowledge before the assignment
Summary: an overview of what
students will do
Student Description: programming
assignment description given to students
ACM Classifications: relate the
knowledge/topic areas to the ACM curriculum 2001.
Tests: These should be short 20 minute
Forms: for external faculty and
external games expert.
- FAQ: a list
of common mistakes and frequently asked questions. This list will be
organized such that related questions will be grouped together.
Guide: for the XNA assignment
(instruction manual for faculty and for student to
Library for the assignments: XNA Library: we have a draft
XNA-library configured for both PC and XBOX. Characteristics of this library
- Device independent:
users can specific any coordinate to work in
independent: users can draw circles, rectangles at will and need not be
aware of the underlying graphics requirements.
- Viewport and
status: users can printout status messages.
- Dynamic Linking:
the library is compiled as a DLL library. This means users do not need to
work with the source code of the library.
are preparing two separate assignments based on the above
and Monte-Carlo integration.
both cases, the assignment specifications (1a above) are more or less done.
The implementations of the assignments in XNA are also in the final
are working with a draft assessment form for our external faculty
evaluation of 1a format (format for the assignment specification): we will
evaluate the format of the assignment specification, remembering that this spec.
is used by other faculty to determine if an assignment should be adapted. This
specification must be simple, and yet present all the necessary information.
test: Mike and Kelvin will each set two questions one for each of the
Re-organize/re-word 1a based on our
XNA Library clean
Step-by-step guide in using the
library and developing assignments with the library
- Next Meeting:
May 22nd (Tuesday) at 2
- We will dedicate
this meeting evaluating each assignment template.
- We will send the
assignment template for review in early June.