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Sale, Michael John – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many organizations depend on the functionality of mission-critical legacy software and the continued maintenance of this software is vital. Legacy software is defined here as software that contains no testing suite, is often foreign to the developer performing the maintenance, lacks meaningful documentation, and over time, has become difficult to…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Heuristics, Action Research, Case Studies
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Fronza, Ilenia; Corral, Luis; Pahl, Claus – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2020
Aim/Purpose: This work aims to introduce and evaluate an instructional strategy that aids end-users with developing their software products during intensive project-based events. Background: End-users produce software in the labor market, and one of the challenges for End-User Software Engineering (EUSE) is the need to create functional software…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Student Projects
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Adnan, Nor Hafizah; Ritzhaupt, Albert D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
The failure of many instructional design initiatives is often attributed to poor instructional design. Current instructional design models do not provide much insight into design processes for creating e-learning instructional solutions. Given the similarities between the fields of instructional design and software engineering, instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Computer Software, Design, Electronic Learning
Padmanabhan, Priya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Software quality is one of the primary determinants of project management success. Stakeholders involved in software development widely agree that quality is important (Barney and Wohlin 2009). However, they may differ on what constitutes software quality, and which of its attributes are more important than others. Although, software quality…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Stakeholders, Case Studies, Q Methodology
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Rashkovits, Rami; Lavy, Ilana – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2020
Aim/Purpose: Multi-threaded software design is considered to be difficult, especially to novice programmers. In this study, we explored how students cope with a task that its solution requires a multi-threaded architecture to achieve optimal runtime. Background: An efficient exploit of multicore processors architecture requires computer programs…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Novices, Programming, Difficulty Level
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Ochterski, Joseph W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
This article describes the results of using state-of-the-art, research-quality software as a learning tool in a general chemistry secondary school classroom setting. I present three activities designed to introduce fundamental chemical concepts regarding molecular shape and atomic orbitals to students with little background in chemistry, such as…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Drachova, Svetlana V.; Hallstrom, Jason O.; Hollingsworth, Joseph E.; Krone, Joan; Pak, Rich; Sitaraman, Murali – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2015
Undergraduate computer science students need to learn analytical reasoning skills to develop high-quality software and to understand why the software they develop works as specified. To accomplish this central educational objective, this article describes a systematic process of introducing reasoning skills into the curriculum and assessing how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Budoya, Christian Misobi; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Mtebe, Joel S. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
Software developers nowadays are adopting agile methods to overcome challenges faced by traditional methods in developing software. However, agile methods lack instructional design to take care of learning needs required in designing software for supporting teaching and learning. This study aimed at designing an integrated model using Feature…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Needs
Hooper, Chelsy – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2022
Undergraduate university students experience a knowledge gap when required to use unfamiliar software applications without the benefit of direct instruction. As a solution, students often turn to online support, particularly video, but little is known about students' perceptions of the effectiveness of support videos. As libraries are a principle…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials
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Kumari, Neeraj – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2014
The study aims to examine the faculty members' perspective (age Wise, Gender Wise and Work Experience wise) of parameters affecting the quality of education in an affiliated Undergraduate Engineering Institution in Haryana. It is a descriptive type of research. The data has been collected with the help of 'Questionnaire Based Survey'. The sample…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Engineering Education
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Chen, Min; Zhou, Chi; Wang, Yiming; Li, Yating – Education and Information Technologies, 2022
Understanding the factors related to teacher burnout can support school administrators and teachers in optimizing the direction of school development and reducing teacher burnout. This study investigated the impact of school information and communication technology (ICT) construction and teacher information literacy on teacher burnout and explored…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Information Technology, Structural Equation Models, Information Literacy
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Aronshtam, Lior; Shrot, Tammar; Shmallo, Ronit – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
Improving code while preserving its functionality is a common task in the hi-tech industry. Yet students have difficulties improving an algorithm's run-time complexity by an order of magnitude. The paper focuses on assessing students' abilities in this area. We designed a Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy, using software…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Computer Software, Taxonomy, Coding
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Exter, Marisa E.; Ashby, Iryna – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
Educational software is a growing industry, creating demand for professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop high-quality learning software. This paper explores the perceptions and experiences of professionals who have made a career of developing educational software and suggests educational paths useful for professionals in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Educational Background, Attitudes
Drachova-Strang, Svetlana V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As computing becomes ubiquitous, software correctness has a fundamental role in ensuring the safety and security of the systems we build. To design and develop software correctly according to their formal contracts, CS students, the future software practitioners, need to learn a critical set of skills that are necessary and sufficient for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Faggioni, Thais; Ferreira, Natiele Carla da Silva; Berçot, Filipe Faria; Bisaggio, Rodrigo da Cunha; Alves, Luiz Anastacio – Advances in Physiology Education, 2022
Immunology is a knowledge area of paramount importance in life sciences and health care professional education with diverse applications, as well as for a general public understanding of issues related to vaccination. However, many concepts are complex and difficult to understand based only on conventional classes or static images. The use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immunization Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Medical Students
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