Impact of outcome-based education on software engineering teaching : A case study

Hong Ning DAI, Wei WEI, Hao WANG, Tak Lam WONG

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of outcome- based education (OBE) on students' learning achievement from a software engineering (SE) program. It is not easy to transform an SE curriculum from traditional knowledge-based education (KBE) method to OBE method since it requires us to identify the outcomes clearly and map the outcomes with the expected capabilities of students. We first give a briefing on our SE program and outline the curriculum, then investigate the impact of OBE in two selected courses in SE program, with the completion of one course being the prequisite for admission into the other one. Experimental results show that OBE can greatly improve the learning effectiveness of students and teaching quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages261-264
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017 - Tai Po, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTai Po
Period12/12/1714/12/17

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Keywords

  • Information Technology curriculum
  • Outcome-based education
  • Software Engineering

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