Learning via Summarizing Infographics Assignment in Software Engineering Management e-Course?

Anneli Heimburger, Harri Keto, Ville Isomöttönen

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This Research-to-Practice, Work in Progress Paper focuses on how learners experience creation of infographics as a summarizing assignment in an advanced level e-course on software engineering management (SEM). We have previously investigated how learners perceive infographics as a repeated reflection assignment during a requirements engineering e-course. To complement this research project, we studied how learners experience the use of infographics as a method for summarizing a whole software engineering management course in e-education setting. The SEM course participants (N=36) found that infographics as a summarizing assignment required complex learning that was altogether deemed highly valuable. Participants reported on a good focus on learning tasks and learning of new skills. The participants who were in working life already found the infographics creation relevant in the light of their work (cf. authenticity). In sum, the creation of summarizing infographics appeared to yield in-depth learning with references to authenticity. The results encourage more research on the topic in computing and engineering education courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189611
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 21 Oct 202024 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


ConferenceIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference


  • computing education
  • Infographics
  • learning assignment
  • reflection
  • software engineering management

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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