Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices

Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices

Heidi J.C. Ellis (Trinity College, USA), Steven A. Demurjian (University of Connecticut, USA) and J. Fernando Naveda (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 432
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-102-5
ISBN13: 9781605661025|ISBN10: 1605661023|EISBN13: 9781605661032
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Description:

Over the past decade, software engineering has developed into a highly respected field. Though computing and software engineering education continues to emerge as a prominent interest area of study, few books specifically focus on software engineering education itself.

Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices presents the latest developments in software engineering education, drawing contributions from over 20 software engineering educators from around the globe. Encompassing areas such as student assessment and learning, innovative teaching methods, and educational technology, this much-needed book greatly enhances libraries with its unique research content.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blended Learning
  • Constructive Alignment
  • Continuous curriculum restructuring
  • Ethical software engineering
  • Industry-ready software engineers
  • Integrated software
  • Learning Theories
  • Professional software engineering credentials
  • Project-based software engineering
  • Security requirements engineering
  • Software communication
  • Software engineering accreditation
  • Software Engineering Education
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This book is an aggregation of classroom techniques and experiences garnered from around the world that have been proven successful in educating software engineers.

– Heidi J.C. Ellis, Trinity College, USA

This collection describes proven approaches to student learning and assessment, curriculum development, innovative teaching, and team projects.

– Book News Inc. (December 2008)
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Heidi J. C. Ellis is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Dr. Ellis is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society and has been involved in the development of the Computer Society’s Certified Software Development Professional exam. Dr. Ellis is currently involved in the Trinity humanitarian free and open source (H-FOSS) effort. She is also a member of the CONNJUR project, an open source integration environment for biomolecular NMR data analysis developed collaboratively with Dr. Michael Gryk at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Ellis’ research interests include software engineering education, technology for learning and teaching, and tools for biological data processing and analysis. Professor Ellis graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1995 with a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with a focus on software engineering.
Steven A. Demurjian is a full professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Demurjian is a member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, IFIP WG11.3 on Database Security, and was elected in 2007 as a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering. Dr. Demurjian's research interests include: UML extensions for role-based (RBAC) and mandatory (MAC) access control with assurance and automatic generation of aspect-oriented software for security enforcement, RBAC and MAC models and security solutions for assurance in web-based and distributed computing environments, and design/code level reusability and refactoring for component-based systems. Dr. Demurjian has over 120 archival publications (book, journal articles, book chapters, and conference/workshop articles). Dr. Demurjian graduated from The Ohio State University in 1987 with a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences with a focus on database models and systems.
J. Fernando Naveda is co-founder and chair of the department of Software Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he has been since 1993. In 1986 he earned the PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and the Bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México, in 1975. In 1990 he was a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute. An active member and volunteer with the IEEE Computer Society, Naveda currently serves as the vice-chair in the Educational Activities Board. He is the co-editor of the volume IEEE Computer Society Real-World Software Engineering Problems – A Self-Study Guide for Today’s Software Professional.
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