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Software Engineering Education and Training, Conference on (2007)
Dublin, Ireland
July 3, 2007 to July 5, 2007
ISSN: 1093-0175
ISBN: 0-7695-2893-7
pp: 195-202
Andre van der Hoek , University of California, Irvine
Emily Oh Navarro , University of California, Irvine
ABSTRACT
Software engineering educational approaches are often evaluated only anecdotally, or in informal pilot studies. We describe a more comprehensive approach to evaluating a software engineering educational technique (SimSE, a graphical, interactive, customizable, game-based software engineering simulation environment). Our method for evaluating SimSE went above and beyond anecdotal experience and approached evaluation from a number of differ-ent angles through a family of studies designed to assess SimSE?s effectiveness and guide its development. In this paper, we demonstrate the insights and lessons that can be gained when using such a multi-angled evaluation approach. Our hope is that, from this paper, educators will: (1) learn ideas about how to more comprehensively evaluate their own approaches, and (2) be provided with evidence about the educational effectiveness of SimSE.
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Andre van der Hoek, Emily Oh Navarro, "Comprehensive Evaluation of an Educational Software Engineering Simulation Environment", Software Engineering Education and Training, Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 195-202, 2007, doi:10.1109/CSEET.2007.14
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