June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Computers in Education
24.281.1 - 24.281.11
Collaborative Education: Building a Skilled Software Verification and Validation User Community ABSTRACTSoftware quality is a crucial issue in software engineering. As software has become ubiquitous, softwareproducts have become critical. This poses a problem in the software industry, as there is generally a lackof knowledge of Verification and Validation (V&V) benefits and a shortage of adequately trained V&Vpractitioners. This NSF-TUES funded project improves software education at the undergraduate level andenhances on-the-job professional training, thereby increasing the pool of professionals with V&Vknowledge and skills. The project team consists of an academia-industry collaboration involving sevendistinguished academic programs and four industry partners. The project team is critically examining theexisting V&V course at xxxx University, enhancing and modularizing selected topics, and improvingdelivery strategies by incorporating academic research findings and industry best practices. The cogentmodules and strategies developed is being assessed, evaluated, and shared among project participantsand disseminated to other institutions through NSF supported centralized repository (NSDL),conferences, publications, professional societies, and websites. Students and practitioners are beingequipped with fundamental theoretical knowledge and invaluable hands-on-experiences that ismeasurably increasing their ability to contribute to the industry. This effort is being led by investigatorsand academic partners with significant experience both in academic and industrial settings includingsoftware development, course development, and project management.
Acharya, S., & Manohar, P., & Schilling, W. W., & Ansari, A. A., & Wu, P. Y. (2014, June), Collaborative Education: Building a Skilled Software Verification and Validation User Community Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20172
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