Teaching software engineering tools to undergraduate students

C. Raibulet, F.A. Fontana, I. Pigazzini

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© 2019 Association for Computing Machinery.Today, software development is characterized by keywords such as collaborative, teamwork, distributed, agile, dynamic, qualitative and tool-supported among many others. In this paper, we present our experience in teaching three software development tools often used in industry in a software engineering course for undergraduate students: GitHub, SonarQube, and Microsoft Project. The main reasons behind the use of these tools during the development of a software project were: (1) students become familiar with examples of tools adopted in industry and academia, (2) students are enabled to collaborate in teams for the achievement of a common goal, and (3) students become aware of the management tasks needed by a project developed in teams. We exploited these tools in the software engineering course in the last three academic years. The students feedback on using these tools gathered through a questionnaire was positive. Students were enthusiastic in learning about new tools and their support for software development and management. In this paper we summarize the students feedback during three academic years and the lessons we have learned from their feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 11th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372541
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2019 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Oct 201931 Oct 2019


Conference11th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, ICETC 2019


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