Experiences with facilitating student learning in a group information systems project course

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Abstract

One of the main aims of university education is to help students become intellectually independent. As the Software Engineering and Information Systems fields are changing so rapidly, such independent thinkers are essential. This paper describes a third-year Information Systems Project course we have designed to facilitate the process of university students becoming real-world software practitioners. The course covers a diverse range of Information Systems Development topics. Students work together in groups throughout the course on a single project chosen from a real-world business client. The organisation and rationale for the course structure are described together with our experiences with the course evolution, its successful and unsuccessful aspects, and student and industry feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1996 International Conference Software Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationEducation and Practice, SEEP 1996
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages12-19
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0818673796, 9780818673795
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event996 International Conference Software Engineering: Education and Practice, SEEP 1996 - Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 24 Jan 199627 Jan 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1996 International Conference Software Engineering: Education and Practice, SEEP 1996

Conference

Conference996 International Conference Software Engineering: Education and Practice, SEEP 1996
CountryNew Zealand
CityDunedin
Period24/01/9627/01/96

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