Meistaravörn: Daníel Brandur Sigurgeirsson

Teaching Practical Software Maintenance: Students' Impression of Learning in a Software Development Course

  • 22.5.2017, 11:00 - 12:00

Title: Teaching Practical Software Maintenance: Students' Impression of Learning in a Software Development Course
Master student: Daníel Brandur Sigurgeirsson
When and where: Monday the 22nd of May at 11:00 in room M103
Supervisor: Björn Þór Jónsson

 

Abstract: Software maintenance typically represents 60% of software development effort, yet is mostly ignored in computer science education. In this case study, we examine the students' impression of what they learn when participating in a software maintenance course at Reykjavik University which focuses on a large scale software development project. The background of the course is introduced, how the course is set up and what its learning outcomes are. We summarize how we measure the students impressions. The results from those measurements are discussed, and used to suggest improvements to the project and the course.