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Author Bell, J. ♦ Gordon, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Computer science ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Petroleum ♦ Software engineering ♦ Software testing ♦ Employment ♦ Education ♦ Mathematical programming ♦ Teamwork ♦ Problem-solving
Abstract Educating students for employment in computer science involves much more than teaching computer programming skills. Students must know how to apply those skills to real problems. Also, the student needs generic skills that include teamwork, communication, project management, independent thinking, and creative problem solving. Integration of these skills is required so that students can work on a team, communicate about, plan, implement and report on a programming project. But integration and practical application are difficult to teach in ordinary classroom situations. In this paper we describe an intensive 6-week summer course in which each team of students completely develops a project for a real client. The project is the framework upon which the student learns to apply and integrate knowledge learned in regular classes.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Colorado Sch. of Mines, Golden, CO, USA (Bell, J.)
ISBN 0780356438
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-11-10
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 495.72 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library