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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Thu 30 May 2019 11:00 - 11:15 at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine - SE Instructional Strategies Chair(s): Timothy Lethbridge

Increasingly, education is offered to students any time, anywhere, for any stage of life, for students with any background and a wide variety of goals. This implies it is taken at different times, in different places, at different paces, by students with different technical backgrounds who are on different pathways. Students are becoming ever more isolated except for the teaching and technology that connects them. In our software development teaching, we find this combines with differences in technology choice and technical environment between students to produce classes filled with groups of students who face very different challenges. Course design, then, increasingly has to take account of the different forms of variation within the class, so that it can not only cope with them but turn them to an advantage of diversity. Some of these differences, such as the particular degree path by which a student reached the subject, are not refined questions of the student as an individual, but coarse differences imposed by external constraints (such as their differing degree rules or the location they are studying from). As these differences are external to the student, I refer to them in the paper as fragmentation rather than variation. This paper is a case study of software development teaching at a regional Australian university, identifying the kinds of fragmentation within it, and the various strategies (including the mundane) we have used to turn it to an advantage.

Thu 30 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Software Engineering Education and Training - SE Instructional Strategies at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Timothy LethbridgeUniversity of Ottawa
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:00 - 11:15
William BillingsleyUniversity of New England
icse-2019-Posters11:15 - 11:21
Max KesselbacherUniversity of Klagenfurt, Andreas BollinUniversity of Klagenfurt, Austria
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:21 - 11:36
Eliane WieseUniversity of Utah, Anna RaffertyCarleton College, Armando FoxUC Berkeley
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:36 - 11:46
Chunyin Nong, Qiao ZhangDept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 75205, Liguo HuangDept. of Computer Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 75205, Di CuiXi'an Jiaotong University, Qinghua ZhengMOEKLINNS Lab, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049, China, Ting LiuMOEKLINNS Lab, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049, China
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:46 - 12:01
Stanislav ChrenMasaryk University, Barbora BuhnovaMasaryk University, Martin MacakMasaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Lukas DaubnerMasaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Bruno RossiMasaryk University
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training12:01 - 12:30