First steps towards exporting education: Software engineering education delivered online to professionals

Kevin D. Wendt, Ken Reily, Mats Heimdahl

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Large software organizations seek internal professional staff development beyond traditional corporate training in specific technical skills (i.e., a new programming language or tool). This paper describes the results of one effort of delivery: the offering of a non-credit small, private, online course (SPOC) in software design. Participants spanned those with formal degrees in Computer Science or Software Engineering to those with no formal education in the area. After completing the course, a survey was administered. Intention to enroll in further non-credit SPOC courses was found to be more likely than intention in formal degrees in the area. Additionally, the course content was highly valued by the participants. These findings show a need for further investigation into the value and opportunity of exported education: bringing University expertise out of the traditional classroom and directly into the hands of industry professionals via corporate training-style SPOC offerings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 29th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages241-245
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007653
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2016
Event29th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016 - Dallas, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2016Apr 6 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE 29th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016

Other

Other29th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period4/5/164/6/16

Keywords

  • Exporting Education
  • Industry Education
  • Software Design
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Software Engineering Training

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