8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Case-Study: How to Increase the Value of Computer Science Projects in Higher Education

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250425,
        author={Daniel Kadenbach and Carsten Kleiner},
        title={Case-Study: How to Increase the Value of Computer Science Projects in Higher Education},
        proceedings={8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={cscw collaboration project support virtual communities education},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250425}
    }
    
  • Daniel Kadenbach
    Carsten Kleiner
    Year: 2012
    Case-Study: How to Increase the Value of Computer Science Projects in Higher Education
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250425
Daniel Kadenbach1,*, Carsten Kleiner1
  • 1: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
*Contact email: Daniel.Kadenbach@fh-hannover.de

Abstract

This paper describes the efforts in the department of computer science of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover to bring forward and sustainably increase the value of research and teaching projects. The aim is to optimally support these projects which are carried out by students and staff members, using appropriate software tools and virtual environments. The special requirements for such a supportive system, which were gathered and refined over time, are analyzed in detail. These requirements serve as a foundation of our implementation. Its evolution is described in consecutive stages which continuously improve the quality of project support by learning from each stage. Furthermore, challenges and benefits of supportive systems are discussed and a vision for future developments towards a virtual, federated value-creating community is drafted.