automaTA is a Google Chrome extension that allows students to ask questions and receive automated answers on their programming task window. automaTA adds to the rich features built in Elice
, an online Python learning platform.
Learners ask for function suggestions by describing the function they are looking for. automaTA suggests three relevant functions for the description. Learners can click the ‘Useful’ buttons if the suggestion is correct and helpful.
Relevant Code Examples
automaTA provides the code examples from the official Python documentation and peer code. The code example from peer codes can be more helpful for doing programming tasks because they show how functions are used in the tasks.
Ask to Teaching Assistants
Learners can ask questions directly to teaching assistants if the automated answers are unsatisfactory. The answers to the questions may not be provided immediately as teaching assistants answer them manually.