Towards Stakeholder Specific Visualization of Learning Paths in Software Engineering Teaching

Henri Bomström, Outi Sievi-Korte, Terhi Kilamo, Kari Systä, Elina Annanperä, Markus Kelanti, Kari Liukkunen

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In software engineering and other technology related teaching educators increasingly integrate defacto online tools into coursework. However, the impact of using these tools is not clearly understood. To this end, this research project will provide a visual dashboard with extensive and stakeholderspecific visualizations to serve the diverse needs of different stakeholders, e.g., teachers, teaching assistants, administrative personnel and students.
This paper reports the results of our initial analysis of what kind of views teachers want to take to their courses and what kind of information teachers see as valuable visualizations on learners' progress. We conducted 17 semi-structured interviews in two universities. The interviews werethematically analysed, giving as results three key themes. The results give a good starting point to create a visual course dashboard. Our study takes a step towards supporting various stakeholders in learning environments through visual means. While the input data, metrics and visualizations are based on the tools used in software engineering courses, we see that several results can be applied to other contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SEFI 49th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationBlended Learning in Engineering Education: Challenging, Enlightening - and Lasting?
EditorsHans-Ulrich Heiß, Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Annette Meyer, Alexandra Schulz
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education SEFI
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-023-6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventSEFI Annual Conference - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 13 Sept 202116 Sept 2021


ConferenceSEFI Annual Conference

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