Is integration of communication and technical instruction across the SE curriculum a viable strategy for improving the real-world communication abilities of software engineering graduates?
Software Engineering Education and Training, Conference on (2011)
Honolulu, HI USA
May 22, 2011 to May 24, 2011
Gerald C. Gannod , Computer Science and Software, Engineering, Miami University
Paul V. Anderson , Howe Center for Writing Excellence, Miami University
Janet E. Burge , Computer Science and Software, Engineering Miami University, Oxford OH
Andrew Begel , Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
Software engineering educators and trainers are acutely aware that software engineering graduates need strong real-world communication abilities. The National Science Foundation is supporting a three-year project in which industry professionals, CS/SE faculty, and communication-across-the-curriculum specialists are collaborating to develop curricula and teaching resources designed to improve communication abilities of CS/SE graduates by integrating communication instruction and assignments with the technical work in courses across the students' four years of study. Our panelists -- an industry practitioner, a CS/SE educator, and a communication specialist -- will describe what has been learned in the project's first half and invite comments, insights and advice from the audience.
J. E. Burge, G. C. Gannod, A. Begel and P. V. Anderson, "Is integration of communication and technical instruction across the SE curriculum a viable strategy for improving the real-world communication abilities of software engineering graduates?," 2011 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)(CSEET), Honolulu, HI, 2011, pp. 525-529.