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Learning software engineering at a distance

Quinn, Brendan; Barroca, Leonor; Nuseibeh, Bashar; Fernandez-Ramil, Juan; Rapanotti, Lucia; Thomas, Pete and Wermelinger, Michel (2006). Learning software engineering at a distance. IEEE Software, 23(6) pp. 36–43.

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There are many challenges in delivering a software engineering curriculum by distance learning. The Open University has offered distance learning master's programs in computing and software engineering for over 20 years. The nature of the main student constituency shapes the curriculum's structure, content, and delivery for its master's in software development and related programs. Theses programs are characterized as part-time, open, large-scale distance learning, professionally accredited, and primarily aimed at practitioners in the IT industry. The article discusses the implications of each of these characteristics for the curriculum and its delivery and outlines the program's future directions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 IEEE
ISSN: 0740-7459
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Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 12504
Depositing User: Leonor Barroca
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2009 10:20
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 05:53
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