Bridging the gap between academia and industry through students' contributions to the FIWARE European Open-Source Initiative: A pilot study

Conde Díaz, Javier and López Pernas, Sonsoles and Pozo Huertas, Alejandro and Muñoz Arcentales, Andrés and Huecas Fernández-Toribio, Gabriel and Alonso González, Álvaro (2021). Bridging the gap between academia and industry through students' contributions to the FIWARE European Open-Source Initiative: A pilot study. "Electronics", v. 10 (n. 1523); pp. 1-19. ISSN 2079-9292. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10131523.

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Title: Bridging the gap between academia and industry through students' contributions to the FIWARE European Open-Source Initiative: A pilot study
Author/s:
  • Conde Díaz, Javier
  • López Pernas, Sonsoles
  • Pozo Huertas, Alejandro
  • Muñoz Arcentales, Andrés
  • Huecas Fernández-Toribio, Gabriel
  • Alonso González, Álvaro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Electronics
Date: June 2021
ISSN: 2079-9292
Volume: 10
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: STEM education experiences; active and experiential learning; higher education; university/industry/government partnership; university/industry experiences
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Although many courses in computer science and software engineering require students to work on practical assignments, these are usually toy projects that do not come close to real professional developments. As such, recent graduates often fail to meet industry expectations when they first enter the workforce. In view of the gap between graduates? skills and industry expectations, several institutions have resorted to integrating open-source software development as part of their programs. In this pilot study, we report on the results of the contributions of eleven students to the FIWARE open-source project as part of their final year project. Our findings suggest that both teachers and students have a positive perception towards contributing to the FIWARE open-source initiative and that students increased their knowledge of technologies valued by the industry. We also found that this kind of project requires an additional initial effort for the students as well as for the instructor to monitor their progress. Consequently, it is important that the instructors have previous experience in FIWARE, as many of the students need help during the process.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020732851FI-NEXTFIWARE FOUNDATION EVBringing FIWARE to the NEXT step

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Item ID: 67913
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/67913/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:67913
DOI: 10.3390/electronics10131523
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/10/13/1523
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Nov 2021 18:34
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 18:34
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