Case-based instruction on the web for teaching software project management

Research areas:
Year:
2007
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Authors:
Book/Proc. title:
ITiCSE '07 Proceedings of the 12th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education
Series:
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin
Pages:
136 - 140
ISBN:
978-1-59593-610-3
ISSN:
0097-8418
Abstract:
Software project management (SPM) is an ill-structured domain, where past experiences of project management can become valuable learning resources for novices. To support instruction in the domain, we have developed the eCASE-SPM Web environment, for engaging students in case-based instruction and help them develop SPM related problem solving skills. This work presents major design issues of the environment and initial research results regarding (a) a student-based evaluation, connecting also students’ attitudes to their learning styles, and (b) the learning effectiveness of the environment, investigating the use of embedded question prompts as students’ cognitive scaffolds. Results so far reveal interesting interactions between students’ learning styles and their attitudes towards learning in the eCASE-SPM environment. Furthermore, there is strong indication that using question prompts may have beneficial effect on students’ learning and problem solving abilities, although fading out of the scaffolding should be implemented to moderate students’ workload.


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