Allocation problem often happens in a school. For some teaching purposes, students need to be assigned to different resources, such as courses and supervisors. We often use the first-come-first-served way, but there are many complaints from students about the unfairness, since some of them do not have the opportunity to select their favourite choice.
The Fair Allocation activity on the XJTLU Learning Mall is a tool that can support fairer allocation. The system considers everyone’s preference and tries to maximise the overall satisfaction among students. It also reduces teachers’ work and time, especially in a big class.
In this case, we will show you how the teachers use Fair Allocation in their courses and its benefits.
Fair Allocation is often used for students to select supervisors for the final year projects or to select optional courses at XJTLU. The purpose of using Fair Allocation in BIO303 Final Year Project is to make sure most students can choose their favourite project and tutor. We have got a lot of positive feedback from both teachers and students because of the fairness and automatic system work.
David Ruiz-Carrillo, Department of Biological Sciences
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