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Teaching software systems thinking at The Open University

Wermelinger, Michel; Hall, Jon; Rapanotti, Lucia; Barroca, Leonor; Ramage, Magnus and Bandara, Arosha (2015). Teaching software systems thinking at The Open University. In: Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE, pp. 307–310.

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The Open University is a distance-based higher education institution. Most of our students are in employment and study from home, contacting their tutor and fellow students via e-mail and discussion forums. In this paper, we describe our undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the software systems area, how we teach them at a distance, and our focus on shifting our students’ minds into a reflective, critical, holistic socio-technical view of software systems that is relevant to their particular professional contexts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc
ISBN: 1-4799-1934-9, 978-1-4799-1934-5
Extra Information: Hosted by 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
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Item ID: 42076
Depositing User: Michel Wermelinger
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 09:10
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 07:18
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