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Integrating Software Testing to CS Curriculum Using WRESTT-CyLE

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





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Emerging Computing and Information Technologies II

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Computing & Information Technology

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Yujian Fu P.E. Alabama A&M University

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Dr. Yujian Fu is an associate professor of computer science department at Alabama A&M University. Her research interests fall in formal verification of cyber physical systems, behavioral analysis of mobile security, software architecture and design analysis of safety-critical and mission-critical systems. Her projects are supported by NSF, Air Force and DoD. She have several publications regarding to the research and educational projects.

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Peter J. Clarke Florida International University

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Peter J. Clarke received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1987, M.S. degree from SUNY Binghamton University in 1996 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Clemson University in 2003. His research interests are in the areas of software testing, software metrics, model-driven software development, domain-specific modeling languages, and computer science education. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He is a member of the ACM (SIGSOFT, SIGCSE, and SIGAPP); IEEE Computer Society; and a member of the Association for Software Testing (AST).

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Nelson Barnes Jr Alabama A&M University

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Prof. Barnes has performed a variety of technical projects including: Providing system specifications, hardware/software compatibility assessments, software design, software development and integration expertise for an assortment of systems; Developing goals and objectives for business process management and technology integration; Ensuring reliable software integration across multiple platforms for various programs; and Architecture development for an assortment of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Application systems. His research interests are in the areas of Mobile Device Development, Software Engineering, Software Project Management, and Information Systems Analysis.

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WRESTT-CyLE is a cyber enabled virtual learning environment that provides students and educators with fruitful information of software testing, supports various type of teaching materials in the form Learning Objects, and facilitates with social and media networking and peer study environments. Virtual Learning Environment has become a major field of interest in recent years, with the integration of multiple social and media networking applications, it has been dominated in current academic learning environment and peer learning support. In this paper, we presented the computer science course study of multiple subjects by using WRESTT-CyLE to teach software testing concepts. Software testing is a high level concept and not widely offered in many computer science programs. Due to the conceptual complexity and large amount of fundamental knowledge of software engineering and system development, teaching software testing with the identified required courses is very challenge. It is still very hard for students to have a well understanding of concepts. WRESTT-CyLE, a cyber enabled virtual learning environment of software testing for students to improve learning by integrate it to the internet technology. This study performed at Alabama A&M University aims at three objectives. First, foster students’ acquisition of software testing concepts and skills in upper level undergraduate courses with a programming component. Second, disseminate the research findings in use of WRESTT-CyLE and success stories from the project. Third, access to a cyber learning environment that supports different student learning strategies.

Fu, Y., & Clarke, P. J., & Barnes, N. (2016, June), Integrating Software Testing to CS Curriculum Using WRESTT-CyLE Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27319

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