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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
Empirical Studies of SE EducationSoftware Engineering Education and Training / Posters at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
11:00
15m
Talk
Training Software Engineers using Open-Source Software: The Students' PerspectiveSEETSEET Distinguished Paper Award
Software Engineering Education and Training
Gustavo PintoUFPA, Clarice Moraes FerreiraUniversidade Federal do Pará, Cleice SouzaInstituto Federal do Pará, Igor SteinmacherNorthern Arizona University, Paulo MeirellesFederal University of São Paulo
Pre-print
11:15
6m
Poster
An Empirical Study on Female Participation in Software Project Courses
Posters
Anh Nguyen DucUniversity College of Southeast Norway, Letizia JaccheriNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Pekka AbrahamssonUniversity of Jyväskylä
11:21
15m
Talk
Attitudes, Beliefs, and Development Data Concerning Agile Software Development PracticesSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
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
Pre-print
11:36
6m
Poster
Comparing the Popularity of Testing Careers among Canadian, Chinese, and Indian Students
Posters
Luiz Fernando CapretzWestern University, Pradeep WaychalCOEP, Jingdong JiaBeihang University
11:42
10m
Talk
A Survey on Online Learning Preferences for Computer Science and ProgrammingSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Javier Escobar-AvilaFlorida State University, Deborah VenutiFlorida State University, Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
11:52
6m
Poster
Software engineering studies attractiveness for the highly educated women planning to change career in Finland
Posters
Sonja HyrynsalmiUniversity of Turku, Sami HyrynsalmiTampere University
11:58
32m
Talk
Author Panel DiscussionSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training