Quotation Robinson, Spencer, Hall, Margeret. 2018. Combining Agile Software Development and Service-Learning: A Case Study in Experiential IS Education. In SIGCSE '18, Hrsg. Tiffany Barnes, Daniel Garcia, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones, 491-496. Baltimore, USA: ACM Press.


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Experiential learning is ever-more popular with educators, industry, and with students themselves. Finding and delivering appropriate applied use cases can be challenging though, as on one hand industry partners may not willing to give insights to non-employees into their systems for creating truly meaningful case studies, and on the other hand the appropriate balance between instruction and application is ill-defined. Service learning projects are one solution for filling in the applied project gap. This case study takes place in the nexus between blended classrooms, applied software development, and service learning. Junior and senior level students partnered with a community actor to develop deployable software applying the Agile methodology. The service-learning project enabled students to engage in a full-cycle development project, from requirements gathering to hypercare. However, significant trade-offs in structure and classroom management must be made when the focus of the class is a full implementation. Blended technologies and course delivery were found to aid delivery and project management in a seamless manner. Drawing on feedback from stakeholders and students, this experience report makes a series of recommendations for implementing applied software development. Our contribution is the introduction and assessment of a method to marry (online) information systems education with service learning.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Combining Agile Software Development and Service-Learning: A Case Study in Experiential IS Education
Title of whole publication SIGCSE '18
Editor Tiffany Barnes, Daniel Garcia, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones
Page from 491
Page to 496
Location Baltimore, USA
Publisher ACM Press
Year 2018
ISBN 9781450351034
URL https://doi.org/10.1145/3159450.3159564
Open Access N

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Hall, Margeret (Details)
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Robinson, Spencer (University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States/USA)
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Institute for Cognition & Behavior IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1127 Information science (Details)
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