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Show simple item record Richardson, Ita Moore, Sarah Paulish, Daniel Casey, Valentine Zage, Dolores 2012-02-06T15:04:02Z 2012-02-06T15:04:02Z 2007
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Given the requirement for software engineering graduates to operate in Global Software Development (GSD) environments, educators need to develop teaching methods to enhance and instill GSD knowledge in their students. In this paper, we discuss two projects that provided students with a first-hand learning experience of working within GSD teams. One project was with Siemens Corporate Research, whose focus was to shadow the development of a real-life GSD project. The second project, whose focus was virtual team software testing, was carried out in collaboration with Ball State University. In parallel with these projects we undertook qualitative research during which we analyzed students’ own written reflections and face-to-face interviews that focused on their learning experiences in these contexts. We identified three specific forms of learning which had taken place: pedagogical, pragmatic and the acquisition of specific globally distributed knowledge. Our findings confirm that mimicking real work settings has educational benefits for problem-based learning environments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training;07/2007
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi/org/10.1109/CSEET.2007.24
dc.rights © 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject GSD en_US
dc.subject software engineering graduates en_US
dc.title Globalizing software development in the local classroom en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor National Science Foundation
dc.relation.projectid Principal Investigator B4 Step Project grant 02/IN.I/108
dc.relation.projectid 03/IN3/1408C
dc.relation.projectid EEC-0423930

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