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dc.contributor.authorLiebenberg, Janet
dc.contributor.authorHuisman, Magda
dc.contributor.authorMentz, Elsa
dc.identifier.citationLiebenberg, J. et al. 2015. The relevance of software development education for students. IEEE transactions on education, 58(4):242-248. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1557-9638 (Online)
dc.description.abstractDespite a widely-acknowledged shortage of software developers, and reports of a gap between industry needs and software education, the possible gap between students' needs and software development education has not been explored in detail. In their university education, students want to take courses and carry out projects that clearly relate to their lives and their goals. This paper reports on a quantitative study of 297 software development students. The analysis of the results suggests that software development education has a predominantly social relevance to students and also has moderate personal and professional relevance. The following approaches are recommended to improve students' views of the relevance of software development education: use various learning environments; pay special attention to female students, students who did not have IT as a school subject, and students who rate their own academic performance as low; update educators on the latest developments; design programs to appeal to students and to meet societal demandsen_US
dc.publisherIEEE-Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen_US
dc.subjectComputer industryen_US
dc.subjectcomputer science educationen_US
dc.subjectcurriculum developmenten_US
dc.subjectengineering studentsen_US
dc.titleThe relevance of software development education for studentsen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10088873 - Liebenberg, Janet Adri
dc.contributor.researchID10066896 - Huisman, Hester Magrietha
dc.contributor.researchID10064915 - Mentz, Elsa

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