An Experience Report on Cross-Semester Student Critique and Action in an Integrated Software Engineering, Service Learning Course

Author : Burns, Richard; Harvey, Terry; Pollock, Lori
Booktitle : First International Workshop on Software Engineering Education based on Real-World Experiences
Date : Jun 2012
Publisher : ACM
Keyword(s) : student critique, code reuse, service learning, while-class software improvement
Document Type : In Conference Proceedings

Abstract :

This paper reports our experience developing a product for a real-world client using a software engineering process across multiple semesters with different students each semester. New student teams test, debug, deploy, and critique previous semester’s software and then continue its development. Students are motivated to think critically about and experience real-world software engineering practice. We describe how students in one semester collectively identified the software engineering problems that could be resolved in the current semester, how the students proceeded to tackle those problems, and the impacts of their actions for future semesters.

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