Industrial Involvement In Information System Education: Lessons Learned from a Software Quality Course

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Authors

CHREN Stanislav ROSSI Bruno BÜHNOVÁ Barbora GE Mouzhi PITNER Tomáš

Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of 28th International Conference on Information Systems Development
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Keywords Industrial involvement; Software quality course; Information system education; Teaching information systems
Description As Information System (IS) development is closely related to industry and real-world applications, industrial involvement is a critical element in IS education. This paper studies one typical IS course - a Software Quality course, and reflects our experience with involving a mix of industrial experts in building a practical IS course that would increase students' competences in critical thinking about the consequences of the design and quality engineering decisions that they are making during software development. In the course design, the industrial experts are involved in lecturing, hands-on-exercise seminars and final students evaluation. We find that students are showing active course participation with our designed industrial involvement. Furthermore, we summarize lessons learned from the industry involvement, as well as the reflections on the value perceived by the industrial experts involved in the IS education.
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