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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Fri 31 May 2019 11:42 - 11:52 at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine - Empirical Studies of SE Education Chair(s): Sira Vegas

The Internet and in particular the increasing availability of online documentation is significantly changing the way developers learn computer science topics, and programming ones in particular. Nowadays, developers have a plethora of resources available, ranging from online University courses and official programming manuals/documentation to video tutorials, screencasts, and discussions available on Question & Answer forums. With the aim of aiding researchers to better understand and leverage this large amount of resources and to better help developers, this paper empirically investigates the learning preferences and needs of developers related to the use of online resources. In particular, we conducted a survey with 205 participants, including computer science students and professional developers, which investigated their learning styles, information seeking behavior, preferred resources, and learning needs. The study results indicate a preference for combined visual and auditory learning, while indicating written tutorials and official documentation as one of the most popular resources used by developers. The study also indicated that, although online resources are considered valuable, there is need for better support for searching and browsing this kind of resources.

Fri 31 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Software Engineering Education and Training - Empirical Studies of SE Education at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:00 - 11:15
Gustavo PintoUFPA, Clarice Moraes FerreiraUniversidade Federal do Pará, Cleice SouzaInstituto Federal do Pará, Igor SteinmacherNorthern Arizona University, Paulo MeirellesFederal University of São Paulo
icse-2019-Posters11:15 - 11:21
Anh Nguyen DucUniversity College of Southeast Norway, Letizia JaccheriNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Pekka AbrahamssonUniversity of Jyväskylä
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:21 - 11:36
Christoph MatthiesHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Johannes HuegleHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Tobias DürschmidHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Ralf TeusnerHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
icse-2019-Posters11:36 - 11:42
Luiz Fernando CapretzWestern University, Pradeep WaychalCOEP, Jingdong JiaBeihang University
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:42 - 11:52
Javier Escobar-AvilaFlorida State University, Deborah VenutiFlorida State University, Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
icse-2019-Posters11:52 - 11:58
Sonja HyrynsalmiUniversity of Turku, Sami HyrynsalmiTampere University
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:58 - 12:30