Work in progress: A student activity dashboard for ensuring project-based learning compliance

Suhas Xavier, Christian Murphy, Kevin Gary

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Abstract

Project-based learning is an effective pedagogical tool for software engineering education. Students working in small teams may leverage an industry-practiced software process methodology to define, design, construct, and validate a quality software product. In a project-based environment, students learn both technical competencies in the face of a complex scalable problem, but also contextual knowledge of how process mechanisms help manage that complexity. However, teaching in a project-based environment presents several challenges. The focus of this paper is on the learning process that runs concurrently, and is co-dependent upon, a project's software development lifecycle process. In this approach, student adherence to a set of learning activities in the conduct of a project is considered from a protocol compliance perspective, borrowing vocabulary from clinical domain. This WIP paper reports on the use of a web-based tool to encourage protocol compliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
Volume2016-June
StatePublished - Jun 26 2016
Event123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 29 2016

Other

Other123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/26/166/29/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Xavier, S., Murphy, C., & Gary, K. (2016). Work in progress: A student activity dashboard for ensuring project-based learning compliance. In 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (Vol. 2016-June). American Society for Engineering Education.