A comparative analysis of design principles for project-based IT courses

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Abstract

Project-based courses have become increasingly popular in Information Technology (IT) curricula. We have found the design of such courses needs to take into account a variety of desired learning outcomes in order to maximise the effectiveness of such courses. This paper describes four quite different project-based courses we have developed and run over several years, and are continuing to develop. We compare and contrast the different course objectives, group management, project characteristics, course content and student assessment used in these courses. We also reflect on the evolution of these courses and how feedback from different kinds of course evaluation is used to continue their refinement. We have our experiences will be useful for others designing or refining their own project based courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Australasian Conference on Computer Science Education, ACSE 1997
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages170-177
Number of pages8
VolumePart F129322
ISBN (Electronic)0897919580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Conference on Computer Science Education 1997 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 19974 Jul 1997
Conference number: 2nd
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/299359 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Computer Science Education 1997
Abbreviated titleASCE 1997
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period2/07/974/07/97
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