Group work support for the BlueJ IDE

Fisker, Kasper and McCall, Davin and Kölling, Michael and Quig, Bruce (2008) Group work support for the BlueJ IDE. In: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE '08), JUN 30-JUL 02, 2008, Madrid, SPAIN. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Learning to work in teams is essential for every software professional. Developing software as a team project is the standard practice in industry, and should be practiced in university courses. Starting effective group work practices early can lead to better acceptance of group work as a standard development mode. Nonetheless, group work is often not included in introductory programming courses. The reason is often the necessary overhead associated with developing software in groups. We present a design and implementation of group work support tools integrated into the educational BlueJ IDE, which remove much of the tool overhead and make it easier to include group work in introductory courses.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: computing education, group work, support tools, BlueJ
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 12:09
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23968 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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