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Enhancing Project-Based Learning in Software Engineering Lab Teaching Through an E-Portfolio Approach

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1 Author(s)
Macías, J.A. ; Escuela Politec. Super., Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, Spain

Project-based learning is one of the main successful student-centered pedagogies broadly used in computing science courses. However, this approach can be insufficient when dealing with practical subjects that implicitly require many deliverables and a great deal of feedback and organizational resources. In this paper, a worked e-portfolio is presented as an approach to improve the teaching/learning and evaluation processes in project-based learning environments needing considerable resources. To validate this approach, a practical project-based software engineering course supported by a Moodle-based e-portfolio was designed and taught. The results obtained corroborated the effectiveness of the e-portfolio in practical software engineering teaching; this approach can be extended to similar subjects in other studies and/or curricula.

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 2012

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