Teaching Software Engineering at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience Paper

Sofia Ouhbi, Nuno Pombo

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Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives of most people in the world. Several measures have been implemented in many countries to restrict the spread of the virus, such as lockdowns, closure of schools and universities, and social distancing. Students and instructors in the Spring 2020 semester found themselves forced to move to online lectures in the middle of the semester. This paper reports the authors' experience of teaching software engineering in virtual classrooms at the beginning of COVID-19pandemic and the feedback of students who experienced the shift from traditional learning to online learning using interviews and online questionnaire. This paper presents also recommendations and lessons learned on how to engage with software engineering students in an online environment. Results showed that it is important to engage students both inside and outside the classroom for a successful virtual delivery of software engineering courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDUNINE 2022 - 6th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Engineering Education After COVID-19: A Path to the New Normal, Proceedings
EditorsClaudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665483360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event6th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2022 - Santos, Brazil
Duration: Mar 13 2022Mar 16 2022

Publication series

NameEDUNINE 2022 - 6th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference: Rethinking Engineering Education After COVID-19: A Path to the New Normal, Proceedings

Conference

Conference6th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2022
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CitySantos
Period3/13/223/16/22

Keywords

  • Software engineering education
  • online learning
  • students engagement
  • virtual classroom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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