How does participating in a capstone project with industrial customers affect student attitudes?

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussavertaisarvioitu

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Organisaatiot

  • IT University of Copenhagen

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Teaching of software engineering using capstone projects has seen a steady growth over the years with overwhelmingly positive reported experiences. Discerning what students consider of value before and after a software project course, is crucial for developing a relevant curriculum. This paper reports on the affective learning outcomes of a Scrum based capstone course with industrial clients. We measured affective learning as changes in the attitudes towards the difficulty and importance of certain aspects present in software development, including technical, teamwork and customer interaction. Data was collected from 14 student teams of 7-9 members in the form of team interviews and individual surveys, with 86 students participating in the interviews and 86 valid survey answers. Our results show that students largely change their attitudes in the desired direction after the course regarding both importance and difficulty, with 57% reporting an increased understanding of the importance of collaboration and communication within the team and 44% reporting less than expected difficulty in learning new technologies/programming languages.

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings 2018 ACM/IEEE 40th International Conference on Software Engineering
AlaotsikkoSoftware Engineering Education and Training, ICSE-SEET 2018
TilaJulkaistu - 27 toukokuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training - Gothenburg, Ruotsi
Kesto: 30 toukokuuta 20181 kesäkuuta 2018
Konferenssinumero: 40

Julkaisusarja

NimiInternational Conference on Software Engineering
KustantajaACM
Vuosikerta0270-5257

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training
LyhennettäICSE-SEET
MaaRuotsi
KaupunkiGothenburg
Ajanjakso30/05/201801/06/2018

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