A LARGE AMOUNT OF FINAL PROJECTS EFFECTIVELY PROCESSED WITH MINIMAL SOFWARE REQUIREMENTS - Open Source and Platform Independent Solution: A Case Study

Michal Valenta

Abstract

In this paper, we present a case study based on our two-years experience with a processing of a large amount of final projects (1200 students) in a basic course on database systems (Databases 101). Each student is required to present his/her own project documentation with a relatively well-defined structure and content. The present paper offers a solution to the following bias: each student has his/her own preferred/disfavored editor and, at the same time, the teacher needs to see all the final projects in a unitary format to make the results controlable. Furthermore, we address the issue of automated (or semi-automated) processing of some parts of the controling process. Importantly, the whole process involves exclusively standardized technologies implemented in many (also open-source) tools, XML and XSLT standardized by W3C in particular.

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Valenta M. (2009). A LARGE AMOUNT OF FINAL PROJECTS EFFECTIVELY PROCESSED WITH MINIMAL SOFWARE REQUIREMENTS - Open Source and Platform Independent Solution: A Case Study . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 235-240. DOI: 10.5220/0001972702350240


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@conference{csedu09,
author={Michal Valenta},
title={A LARGE AMOUNT OF FINAL PROJECTS EFFECTIVELY PROCESSED WITH MINIMAL SOFWARE REQUIREMENTS - Open Source and Platform Independent Solution: A Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={235-240},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001972702350240},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A LARGE AMOUNT OF FINAL PROJECTS EFFECTIVELY PROCESSED WITH MINIMAL SOFWARE REQUIREMENTS - Open Source and Platform Independent Solution: A Case Study
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Valenta M.
PY - 2009
SP - 235
EP - 240
DO - 10.5220/0001972702350240