July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Educational Research and Methods
Traditionally, software engineering courses, especially project based lab courses, are focused on providing students a practical understanding of the subject material at an implementation level. However, if the idea of a lab course is to build student competence for real world software development and engineering problems, why should we not provide them an environment where they can be familiar with the industrial software development, engineering and project management practices? This paper explores the project based instructional benefits in an industry setup using Industry Standard Tools and Practices (IST&Ps) and investigates the learning effectiveness and engagement. IST&P involves software development, deployment and management tools, and common Agile practices using popular web-based tools widely used in industries. Our approach is to engage students in cross-course collaboration with Agile practices with three groups of 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students among three project-based courses: Software Engineering (SE), Requirements and Project Management (RPM) and Mobile App Development (MAD). The goal of the project setup is to engage students in the course content, and course projects in the context of professional software development practices. Our goal also includes observing how effective the study setup is in learning software engineering methods, practices, tools and techniques. An empirical study will be performed to quantify the instructional goals according to the bloom’s taxonomy on the participants.
Rahman, T., & Frezza, S. T. (2021, July), A Study on the Impact of Using Industry Standard Tools and Practices on Software Engineering Courses Projects Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36617
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