Experiences of using a game for improving learning in software requirements elicitation

García Pacheco, Iván and Pacheco, Carla and León, Andrés and Calvo-Manzano Villalón, José Antonio (2019). Experiences of using a game for improving learning in software requirements elicitation. "Computer Applications in Engineering Education", v. 27 (n. 1); pp. 249-265. ISSN 1061-3773. https://doi.org/10.1002/cae.22072.

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Title: Experiences of using a game for improving learning in software requirements elicitation
Author/s:
  • García Pacheco, Iván
  • Pacheco, Carla
  • León, Andrés
  • Calvo-Manzano Villalón, José Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Date: 2019
ISSN: 1061-3773
Volume: 27
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Education; Game; Learning-by-doing; Requirements elicitation
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Many recent studies have demonstrated that the traditional methods used in teaching software requirements elicitation are ineffective because they frequently produce unskilled graduates who are inappropriately trained to apply their practical knowledge in the workplace. Therefore, the combination of traditional teaching approaches and modern learning tools has been used to better prepare undergraduate students. Biyubi is a game that has been developed to complement traditional teaching in order to facilitate the learning of requirements elicitation activities on an undergraduate Software Engineering course. Biyubi provides a simulated environment for students so that they can explore, analyze, and discover the wishes and needs of the correct stakeholders. This game has been tested and validated by undergraduate students from the NovaUniversitas University, Mexico. The use of Biyubi achieved an increase in the motivation, satisfaction, and learning experience of students in requirements elicitation. The game has the potential to better explain the proper use of a requirements elicitation techniquewhile the technical skills of the students are also improved.

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Item ID: 63563
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63563/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63563
DOI: 10.1002/cae.22072
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cae.22072
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Nov 2020 09:11
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 09:11
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