June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Software Engineering Constituent Committee
26.1387.1 - 26.1387.10
During August 2014, Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) faculty fromMarietta, GA, USA traveled to La Salle University in Arequipa, Peru to deliver a specialsoftware engineering winter program: Software Architecture and Computer GamingDesign. The bi-lingual USA professors gained a deeper and curiously new understandingof the challenges and rewards for international knowledge exchange. The courseparticipants were recruited from the current undergraduate student body, recentemployed graduates of La Salle, practicing Alumni, individual software developers, and theLa Salle faculty. They also gained substantial linking and solidifying of their softwareengineering knowledge from this international delivery experience. This implementedwinter program was a three year planning and collaboration effort between the twocontinents. This paper outlines the phases for the international collaboration including theplanning, development, monitoring, and improvement. A cycle of knowledge buildingemerged from the two cultures in the preparation of the course and in the interchange ofknowledge within the classroom. The student participants aligned their knowledge andunderstanding of their Latin American software engineering practices to the newperspective given in the program. The experience educated both faculty and participantsof the agreements, differences, and challenges to the software architecture and gamedevelopment curriculum, terminology, and development trends. The process of thecollaborative knowledge distribution and assimilation that was built and experienced in thetwo courses is outlined in the paper along with the pre-understandings, personalcomprehension, and final assimilation of the content from the student’s viewpoint. A goal of the 2014 winter program was to develop a study of current understanding ofsoftware engineering practices within two different international arenas, SPSU and LaSalle. This paper reveals details and initial goal results along with the breadth and depth ofthe international software engineering collaboration.
Bernal, B. V., & Chastine, J. (2015, June), Spanglish Software Engineering: A Curious International Learning Experience Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24724
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