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  1. Experiences in conducting a course in requirements engineering M. Ivanović, University of Novi Sad

  2. Agenda • Course Preparation – Experiences • Course Delivering • Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Further Improvement • Conclusion

  3. Course Preparation – Experiences • Material prepared • Based on some e-books, presentations available on Internet, journal and conference papers • During 6 months • 2 weeks stay in Berlin • In free-time slots   in Novi Sad

  4. Course Preparation – Experiences • Topics covered • According to Project’s requirements • RE Introduction (72) • RE Processes (67) • RE Elicitation (105) • RE Analysis and Negotiation (52) • RE Specification and Validation (114) • RE Management (100) • RE Methods (63, but there are a lot of overlapping with some of other topics) • Viewpoint-oriented requirements methods (134) • Non-functional Requirements (69) • RE for Interactive Systems (98) • Some additional material for socio-technical and critical systems (not included in basic material)

  5. Course Preparation – Experiences • Course Structure • Topics Presentations • Slides • Lecture notes • Exercises • Examples and tasks for practical work • Coursework • Individual work (seminar papers) • Team work (seminar papers, RE for real examples)

  6. Course Preparation – Experiences • Experiences • Very difficult • Completely new field • A lot of different sources • Different approaches and classifications • Relatively short period for preparation (together with other regular activities) • As dead-line for delivering course approaches, the work was more intensive (only Balkan manner of work? )

  7. Agenda • Course Preparation – Experiences • Course Delivering • Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Further Improvement • Conclusion

  8. Course Delivering • Course Delivering • In Skopje – Macedonian and Serbian students (25+10) • Two sessions – Beginning of June and beginning of July • 3 days per session (4-5 classes per day)

  9. Agenda • Course Preparation – Experiences • Course Delivering • Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Further Improvement • Conclusion

  10. Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Teacher’s Opinion • 4-5 classes • (Un)fortunately students decided to have classes in Serbian • It caused additional complication in translation English terms • From time to time duplication of slides and subtopics • Interaction with students, discussion and exchange of experiences • Difficult to keep concentration • A lot of new topics, a lot of information, in condense time

  11. Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Students’ Opinion • Personal contacts • Rather satisfied with topics covered • Satisfied with manner of teaching – discussions, exchange of experiences • Satisfied with practical way of exercising, coursework, teamwork • Suggestion • To prepare 2 groups of slides • Current version - for learning • Shorten number of slides and content of slides – for classes • With too much content on slide – they do not know whether to read or to listen

  12. Agenda • Course Preparation – Experiences • Course Delivering • Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Further Improvement • Conclusion

  13. Further Improvement • Improvement of slides, remove duplications • Preparation of 2 versions of slides (according to students suggestions) • Collect additional material for seminar papers • …

  14. Agenda • Course Preparation – Experiences • Course Delivering • Teacher’s and Students’ Opinion • Further Improvement • Conclusion

  15. Conclusion - Assessment of study packs 0. Technical editor Dragan Bojić 1. Module title Requirements Engineering 2. Date of editing 3. July, 2007

  16. Conclusion - Assessment of study packs 3. To what extent does the material cover learning outcomes of modules (as described in template) are adequate? a) slides • Adequate - All topics from the course template have been covered in detail. b) lecture notes • Most lectures have adequate notes. There are some notes in Serbian. c) tutorials • No tool mentors present in the material. d) problem classes • Excellent: there are several very well defined problem classes. e) case studies • Adequate. f) examinations • There is an adequate coursework material: several very well defined exercises. There is no prototype examination present in the teaching materials.

  17. Conclusion - Assessment of study packs 4. Is the timeline for face-to-face delivery and self study adequate • There are 10 lectures of 60-100+ slides, it is maybe to much to deliver entire contents. 5. Comment on the suitability of books and course material associated with module • There are suitable recommendations for literature, as well as additional reading material attached. 6. Has dry run been completed • No information. 7. Comment and recommendations on overall technical quality of material – is it of an MSc standard? • The overall technical quality of material is good and complete (except maybe for tool mentors).

  18. Conclusion • Generally we can be satisfied • Prepared complete material for new course • Good base for further improvements • Most of students finished obligatory exercises and coursework • Students aware of importance of this course for their practical work and further careers