Teaching web services and service-oriented architecture using mobile platforms

Mark Sherriff
2010 2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
Even as everyday software increasingly transitions to online software services, many educational projects in software development courses still remain on single-user PC systems. To better prepare our students for this emerging trend in software development, material on web services and service-oriented architecture should become more of a focus in computer science courses. This paper describes our experiences in teaching a senior-level course at the University of Virginia in the fall of 2009
more » ... red around the concepts of web services and service-oriented architecture using the Windows Mobile platform. In this course, students worked in teams to produce web services that could be utilized by other teams to eventually build a campus tour application for the Windows Mobile device. We believe that using mobile devices is an optimal vehicle for teaching service-oriented architecture due to their relatively limited processing power, portability, pervasiveness in society, and interest among students.
doi:10.1109/fie.2010.5673561 fatcat:awii6xqa4zfmbhjnzlf2atzo3i