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Providing process for projects in capstone courses

Goold, Annegret 2003, Providing process for projects in capstone courses, in Proceedings of the 8th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, ACM, New York, N.Y., pp. 26-29.

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Title Providing process for projects in capstone courses
Author(s) Goold, Annegret
Conference name Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (8th: 2003: Thessaloniki, Greece)
Conference location Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference dates 30 Jun-2 Jul, 2003
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 8th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education
Editor(s) Finkel, David
Publication date 2003
Start page 26
End page 29
Publisher ACM
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) capstone courses
student projects
project management
experiential learning
Summary Our capstone course has undergone a number of evolutionary changes over the past few years. It was restructured to provide more realistic experiential learning with the introduction of larger software development projects involving 'real clients (sponsors)' and larger student teams with a mix of students across disciplines. We have introduced a project management focus into the course that allows for a more structured process of product development. This restructure was possible because the curriculum prior to the project course emphasized teamwork and project management.

This paper provides some background about our capstone course and the significance of the contribution made by two other courses taken earlier in the programme.
Notes Also known as : Joint Conference Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education
ISSN 0097-8418
Language eng
Field of Research 080309 Software Engineering
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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