MODELS 2010: Models in Software Engineering pp 40-54

Novel Communication Channels in Software Modeling Education

  • Marion Brandsteidl
  • Konrad Wieland
  • Christian Huemer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6627)

Abstract

Huge classes with more than 800 students pose a major challenge to lecturers as well as to students, especially when a practical part is included. In order to successfully master lectures of this size, novel kinds of teaching media provide a multitude of enhanced opportunities.

In this paper, we present our experiences with the application of new media in our undergraduate course Introduction to Object-Oriented Modeling (OOM). In this course, we teach approximately 800-1000 students per year the principles and techniques of UML 2.0. New media, i.e., technologies other than the traditional blackboard presentation like a document camera, web-based self assessments, or lecture recordings, are applied to support both, students and lecturers when learning and teaching, respectively. We empirically underline the acceptance of our concept with the feedback of our students concerning the newly used technologies gained through an extensive survey.

Keywords

Teaching Object-Oriented Modeling Teaching UML Basic Modeling Course 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Brandsteidl
    • 1
  • Konrad Wieland
    • 1
  • Christian Huemer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Software Technology and Interactive SystemsVienna University of TechnologyAustria

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