Introducing Collaborative Practices to Undergraduate Studies

Abstract : The changes in software industry and software development methods call for appropriate teaching methods in academia. In addition to theoretical knowledge and coding practice, familiarity with common practices in the industry is expected from the graduates. Teamwork, collaboration and communication skills are essential demands for software engineers. These skills take years to develop, and therefore, this study presents how collaborative practices were introduced right in the beginning of information technology studies. The results of project based courses were encouraging in terms of student achievements and course completion rates. Additionally, feedback from students through an extensive survey was largely positive.
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Jaana Holvikivi, Minna Lakkala, Hanni Muukkonen. Introducing Collaborative Practices to Undergraduate Studies. 1st International Conference on Stakeholders and Information Technology in Education (SAITE), Jul 2016, Guimarães, Portugal. pp.47-55, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-54687-2_5⟩. ⟨hal-01625389⟩

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