KommGame: A Reputation Environment for Teaching Open Source Software

  • Veerakishore Goduguluri
  • Terhi Kilamo
  • Imed Hammouda
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 365)

Abstract

The importance of teaching open source software in universities is increasing with the advent of open source as a development and business model. A novel, student centric approach of teaching open source was tried out at Tampere University of Technology where a new environment called KommGame was introduced to assist in teaching open source development. This environment includes a reputation system to motivate learners to participate. In this paper, we present our approach of teaching open source and how the KommGame environment was employed to teach open source software.

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Veerakishore Goduguluri
    • 1
  • Terhi Kilamo
    • 1
  • Imed Hammouda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software SystemsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

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