Using Software Technologies to Enhance Students Learning: An Experience in Software Project Management Course

Using Software Technologies to Enhance Students Learning: An Experience in Software Project Management Course

Mohammad Alshayeb (Information and Computer Science Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/IJTD.2015070104
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Abstract

The use of Information technology (IT) tools in teaching provides innovative learning environments that increases students' interaction with instructor and among students themselves. It is expected that the use of technology to enhance student learning experience. In this paper, I report my experience in teaching software project management course using different technologies. A survey was conducted, at the end of the semester, to evaluate students' experience; the student feedback indicates that using technology in teaching enhanced their learning experience.
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The Course Description

Software project management course is a required course for software engineering students and can be taken as elective for the other engineering students. It is a sophomore level course that requires junior standing as a pre-requisite. In involves three 50-minute lectures per week. The main objective of the course is to teach students how to apply appropriate project management techniques in managing software projects.

The course includes two projects, which are team-based projects. The course has four main outcomes that is upon completion of the course, students should be able:

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