24/7 Software development in virtual student exchange Groups: Redefining the work and study week

Zenon Chaczko, Ryszard Klempous, Jan Nikodem, Jerzy Rozenblit

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

A concept of time zone driven, 24/7-week software development in a Virtual Student Exchange (VSX) environment is being defined, developed and applied to explore reliable and efficient continuous modes of work/study processes. The overall goal is to assess the suitability and benefits of this innovative approach to teaching and learning in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these processes. This new methodology aims to address industry needs for training in international teaming, to enrich students' experience, and to improve the quality of education in the participating institutions. The techniques and tools discussed here create an integrated framework for international collaboration among teaming groups of students in practice and team oriented engineering education. This paper also aims to justify the need, merits, and feasibility of the virtual collaboration student exchange teaching program between educational institutions separated by three 8-hour time zones: the Faculty of Electronic Engineering of the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland (WUT), the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA (UA) and the Faculty of Engineering, Software Engineering Group at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (UTS). The paper defines the proposed methodology, reviews the tools and processes involved, and finally reports preliminary results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET
Pages698-705
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 10 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

Name7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET

Other

Other7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/10/067/13/06

Keywords

  • 24/7 Virtual Student Exchange (24/7 VSX)
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Teaching and Learning (T&L)
  • Telecollaboration (TC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Chaczko, Z., Klempous, R., Nikodem, J., & Rozenblit, J. (2006). 24/7 Software development in virtual student exchange Groups: Redefining the work and study week. In 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET (pp. 698-705). [4141698] (7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET). https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET.2006.339689