Learning Design for Software Engineering Courses

Itana M. S. Gimenes, Leonor Barroca, Ellen F. Barbosa, Edson A. Oliveira Júnior


This paper presents a customization of a learning design approach, OULDI, to designing and implementing Software Engineering courses. We propose an iterative process for the application of the OULDI views. This process starts with a course map view and follows a series of steps that ends with the evaluation of the design reflecting on the balance of the proposed activities. A case study is presented in which two institutions were involved in the design and implementation of an experimental software engineering course. Feedback from students, designers and lecturers was collected to support the validation of the design and implementation of the course. This showed that learning design, with the process proposed here, is a feasible approach for the design of software engineering courses.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

M. S. Gimenes I., Barroca L., F. Barbosa E. and A. Oliveira Júnior E. (2014). Learning Design for Software Engineering Courses . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-020-8, pages 241-249. DOI: 10.5220/0004838002410249

in Bibtex Style

author={Itana M. S. Gimenes and Leonor Barroca and Ellen F. Barbosa and Edson A. Oliveira Júnior},
title={Learning Design for Software Engineering Courses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Learning Design for Software Engineering Courses
SN - 978-989-758-020-8
AU - M. S. Gimenes I.
AU - Barroca L.
AU - F. Barbosa E.
AU - A. Oliveira Júnior E.
PY - 2014
SP - 241
EP - 249
DO - 10.5220/0004838002410249