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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Thu 30 May 2019 11:46 - 12:01 at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine - SE Instructional Strategies Chair(s): Timothy Lethbridge

The Unified Modelling Language (UML) is being widely accepted as a standard modelling notation for visualizing software systems during design and development. UML has thus become part of many software engineering course curricula at universities worldwide, providing a recognized tool for practical training of students in understanding and visualizing software design. It is however common that students have difficulties in absorbing UML in its complexity, and often repeat the same mistakes that have been observed by course tutors in previous years. Having a catalogue of such mistakes could hence increase the effectiveness of both teaching and learning of UML diagrams. In this paper, we present such a catalogue, consisting of 146 types of mistakes in eight types of diagrams. As the main contribution of this study, we use this catalogue to guide the analysis of student projects within a software engineering course. In total, over 2,700 diagrams submitted over 12 weeks of a semester by 123 students were analysed to identify the frequency of mistakes (from the catalogue), correlations of the mistakes between different diagram types, correlation of the quality of student projects to exam results, student behaviour in terms of introducing and fixing the mistakes over time, and other interesting insights. The analysis is described together with its setup and execution, and all datasets and detailed guidebook to the catalogue of all mistakes is made available for download.

Thu 30 May
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11:00 - 12:30: SE Instructional StrategiesSoftware Engineering Education and Training / Posters at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Timothy LethbridgeUniversity of Ottawa
11:00 - 11:15
The Case of the Fragmented ClassroomSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
William BillingsleyUniversity of New England
11:15 - 11:21
Quantifying Patterns and Programming Strategies in Block-based Programming Environments
Max KesselbacherUniversity of Klagenfurt, Andreas BollinUniversity of Klagenfurt, Austria
11:21 - 11:36
Linking Code Readability, Structure, and Comprehension among Novices: It's ComplicatedSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Eliane WieseUniversity of Utah, Anna RaffertyCarleton College, Armando FoxUC Berkeley
11:36 - 11:46
FVT: A Fragmented Video Tutor for "Dubbing" Software Development TutorialsSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
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
11:46 - 12:01
Mistakes in UML Diagrams: Analysis of Student Projects in a Software Engineering CourseSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Stanislav ChrenMasaryk University, Barbora BuhnovaMasaryk University, Martin MacakMasaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Lukas DaubnerMasaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Bruno RossiMasaryk University
12:01 - 12:30
Author Panel DiscussionSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training