A classroom outsourcing experience for software engineering learning

William L. Honig, Tejasvini Prasad
2007 ACM SIGCSE Bulletin  
Outsourcing of software development is a key part of globalization, oft misunderstood by computer science students, and possibly a cause of declining enrollments in the field. The authors developed and implemented an outsourcing experience for students in an advanced software engineering course. Student teams at two universities developed game playing programs and outsourced key parts of their systems to the other university. Results show students improved their understanding of outsourcing,
more » ... eloped better appreciation for the importance of software engineering techniques, and created ad hoc communication protocols between teams. The paper concludes with recommendations for expanding the approach used to other universities to create a more inclusive computer science and software engineering teaching environment.
doi:10.1145/1269900.1268838 fatcat:bmhfc5b7vbdbbdpb34ezvy6m6i