Software Engineering Students’ Cross-site Collaboration: An Experience Report (2007)

Author(s): Drummond S, Devlin M

    Abstract: This paper outlines preliminary work which is part of the Active Learning in Computing project at the Durham University and the University of Newcastle. The aim of the work was to investigate the feasibility of students' projects being developed across sites. This work allowed students to utilise the expertise from their site's Software Engineering (SE) modules and provided strategic coupling of cross-site student groups. The activity investigated the suitability of projects and the technology to support collaboration across sites and to address the interests and fears of students. Our initial experiences tell us that cross-site working emulates industrial practice well and is beneficial to students in terms of enhancing their skills and hence their employability.

      • Date: January 2007
      • Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series
      • Pages: 9
      • Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
      • Publication type: Report
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: Active Learning, Software Engineering, Cross-site collaboration, Video conferencing


      Dr Marie Devlin