D. Monett
The future?
Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Joint Software Engineering
to support STEM Education
Experiences before, during and aft...
D. Monett
Our motivation
3Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
How do children actively participate in the
software developm...
D. Monett
Our motivation
4Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
How do children actively participate in the
software developm...
D. Monett 5Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Topics
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Topics
6Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
■ Some initiatives:
■ Global: CS, STEM, Children’s Universities
■ Loc...
D. Monett 7Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Some initiatives
– Global –
D. Monett
Computer Science
8Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
■ Hour of Code http://code.org
“Every student in every scho...
D. Monett
STEM
9Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
■ Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics
■ In German: MINT
■...
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Children’s Universities
10Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
■ Professors give lectures to children
■ First in U...
D. Monett 11Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Experiences from the
Children’s University 2013
– Local –
D. Monett
At the school…
12Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Look at the
female vs. male
body language…
- Is “technophobi...
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Engagement depends on the
activity and on the instructor
13Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
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The Joint
Software Engineering Experience
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STEM with Agile
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Agile course: 2013
16Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
■ Agile practices and methods in block course
■ Multidis...
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Agile course: 2013
17Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
■ Agile practices and methods in block course
■ Multidis...
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App: 2013-14
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■ Sudoku version for mobile devices (Android)
■ Undergraduate ...
D. Monett 19Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
The Children’s University 2014
– Local –
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At the school…
20Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
- All children together
- Cultural activity at the
beginning
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“We test software programs!”
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■ 14 children aged between 8 and 10
■ 2 female...
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At the university…
22Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
No “technophobia” at all! Children engagement depends on...
D. Monett 23Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Test stations
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Test stations
24Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Images © http://www.iconsmind.com and http://icons8.com
11x 1...
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Distribution of resources
25Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Images © http://www.iconsmind.com and http://icon...
D. Monett 26Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Qualitative evaluations
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Test evaluation criteria
27Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Id. Desktop questionnaire Id. Mobile app questionn...
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Test evaluation criteria
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Id. Desktop questionnaire Id. Mobile app questionn...
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11x Sudoku: desktop PC
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PC stations
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Test evaluation criteria
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Id. Desktop questionnaire Id. Mobile app questionn...
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1x Sudoku-App on Tablet
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App on tablet
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Results. Discussion.
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Main results
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■ 14 children evaluated the desktop versions (-1)
■ 7 children...
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Evaluation ( stars)
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0
1
2
3
4
5
A B C D E F G H I J K
Stars(avg)
Sudoku Pr...
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What children liked most
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Lessons learned
D. Monett
Lesson 1
40Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Faculty should make the first move in
a school-university relation...
D. Monett
Lesson 2
41Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Schools can be real customers of
university course projects!
Image...
D. Monett
Lesson 3
42Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Children should
be involved in the
software cycle,
as a minimum
du...
D. Monett
Lesson 4
43Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
The pursuit of CS by interested female
students is not such a dist...
D. Monett
Lesson 5
44Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Independent rotation
through the test stations
keeps children more...
D. Monett
Lesson 6
45Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Children are very
honest and express
their opinions freely!
Image ...
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Lesson 7
46Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Secondary activities should be planned in advance!
Image © Gualber...
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Lesson 8
47Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
One single raindrop could make
a rainbow in future!
Image © tigger...
D. Monett 48Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Conclusions
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Topics covered
D. Monett
Our motivation
50Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
How do children actively participate in the
software develop...
Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
Joint Software Engineering
to support STEM Education
Experiences before, during and aft...
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Joint Software Engineering to support STEM Education: Experiences before, during and after a Children's University

  1. 1. D. Monett The future? Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  2. 2. Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Joint Software Engineering to support STEM Education Experiences before, during and after a Children’s University Talk at the Global Conference on Learning and Technology “The Local Global Conference” Global Learn 2015 Dagmar Monett, Josephine Greifenberg, Anne Krautz, Maximilian Stöhr, Rico Ulbricht dagmar@monettdiaz.com monettdiaz
  3. 3. D. Monett Our motivation 3Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 How do children actively participate in the software development cycle in academic settings by testing software that is being produced by undergraduate students (e.g. as end users conducting acceptance tests) and by enriching the requirements engineering process for further course project developments tailored to them (as real customers defining new or changing requirements)?
  4. 4. D. Monett Our motivation 4Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 How do children actively participate in the software development cycle in academic settings by testing software that is being produced by undergraduate students (e.g. as end users conducting acceptance tests) and by enriching the requirements engineering process for further course project developments tailored to them (as real customers defining new or changing requirements)?
  5. 5. D. Monett 5Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Topics
  6. 6. D. Monett Topics 6Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Some initiatives: ■ Global: CS, STEM, Children’s Universities ■ Local: The Children’s University 2013 ■ The joint Software Engineering experience: ■ STEM with Agile ■ Local: The Children’s University 2014 ■ Test stations ■ Test evaluation criteria ■ Results. Discussion ■ Lessons learned and Conclusions
  7. 7. D. Monett 7Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Some initiatives – Global –
  8. 8. D. Monett Computer Science 8Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Hour of Code http://code.org “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.” (110+ million participants as at April 15, 2015) Screenshot from http://studio.code.org/hoc/1
  9. 9. D. Monett STEM 9Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ■ In German: MINT ■ Creating a future for STEM - Reducing the existing STEM gap in Germany Logo © https://www.mintzukunftschaffen.de/
  10. 10. D. Monett Children’s Universities 10Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Professors give lectures to children ■ First in UK: Birmingham, 1993 ■ First in Germany: Tübingen, 2002 ■ First at the Kiefholz primary school in Treptow, Berlin: 2007 ■ Today: Hundreds of thousands of children participating across Germany.
  11. 11. D. Monett 11Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Experiences from the Children’s University 2013 – Local –
  12. 12. D. Monett At the school… 12Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Look at the female vs. male body language… - Is “technophobia” (fear/dislike of technology) by female an issue? - Dominant male exposure?
  13. 13. D. Monett Engagement depends on the activity and on the instructor 13Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  14. 14. D. Monett 14Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 The Joint Software Engineering Experience
  15. 15. D. Monett 15Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 STEM with Agile
  16. 16. D. Monett Agile course: 2013 16Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Agile practices and methods in block course ■ Multidisciplinary Lab, 3rd Sem. Computer Science ■ 44 Semester Credit Hours (1 SCH = 45 Min. of teaching time) ■ Soft and hard skills on Agile and beyond ■ Student-centered learning, Service learning ■ Project-based learning, coaching sections ■ 11 teams of undergraduate students ( 4) ■ Topic: Sudoku program for children
  17. 17. D. Monett Agile course: 2013 17Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Agile practices and methods in block course ■ Multidisciplinary Lab, 3rd Sem. Computer Science ■ 44 Semester Credit Hours (1 SCH = 45 Min. of teaching time) ■ Soft and hard skills on Agile and beyond ■ Student-centered learning, Service learning ■ Project-based learning, coaching sections ■ 11 teams of undergraduate students ( 4) ■ Topic: Sudoku program for children
  18. 18. D. Monett App: 2013-14 18Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ Sudoku version for mobile devices (Android) ■ Undergraduate student research project ■ 4 undergraduate students from former Agile course ■ Exhaustive evaluation of all 11 programs ■ Baseline for mobile app ■ Support at the Children’s University, June 2014
  19. 19. D. Monett 19Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 The Children’s University 2014 – Local –
  20. 20. D. Monett At the school… 20Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 - All children together - Cultural activity at the beginning
  21. 21. D. Monett “We test software programs!” 21Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ 14 children aged between 8 and 10 ■ 2 female, 12 male ■ At the university! (PC-Lab, BSEL) ■ Duration: 2-3 hours ■ Session: ■ Introduction: Differences Hardware/Software ■ Hardware: PC parts and components ■ Software: Testing the Sudoku programs
  22. 22. D. Monett At the university… 22Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 No “technophobia” at all! Children engagement depends on the activity and on the instructor!
  23. 23. D. Monett 23Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Test stations
  24. 24. D. Monett Test stations 24Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Images © http://www.iconsmind.com and http://icons8.com 11x 1x … +
  25. 25. D. Monett Distribution of resources 25Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Images © http://www.iconsmind.com and http://icons8.com Desktop PC Tablet Support Materials
  26. 26. D. Monett 26Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Qualitative evaluations
  27. 27. D. Monett Test evaluation criteria 27Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Id. Desktop questionnaire Id. Mobile app questionnaire C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 The mascot is attractive. The color scheme is attractive. I understand the text and the help. Solving tasks is easy. The program runs without errors. The program is easy to use. I was able to change the colors. I like the program very much. Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 How do you like the Sudoku app? How do you like the colors? How do you like the mascot? Is the font size big enough? Were there any errors in the app? Was the Sudoku too easy? Rated with stars (up to 5 stars) Rated with smileys (, , )
  28. 28. D. Monett Test evaluation criteria 28Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Id. Desktop questionnaire Id. Mobile app questionnaire C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 The mascot is attractive. The color scheme is attractive. I understand the text and the help. Solving tasks is easy. The program runs without errors. The program is easy to use. I was able to change the colors. I like the program very much. Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 How do you like the Sudoku app? How do you like the colors? How do you like the mascot? Is the font size big enough? Were there any errors in the app? Was the Sudoku too easy? Rated with stars (up to 5 stars) Rated with smileys (, , )
  29. 29. D. Monett 11x Sudoku: desktop PC 29Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  30. 30. D. Monett
  31. 31. D. Monett PC stations 31Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  32. 32. D. Monett Test evaluation criteria 32Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Id. Desktop questionnaire Id. Mobile app questionnaire C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 The mascot is attractive. The color scheme is attractive. I understand the text and the help. Solving tasks is easy. The program runs without errors. The program is easy to use. I was able to change the colors. I like the program very much. Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 How do you like the Sudoku app? How do you like the colors? How do you like the mascot? Is the font size big enough? Were there any errors in the app? Was the Sudoku too easy? Rated with stars (up to 5 stars) Rated with smileys (, , )
  33. 33. D. Monett 1x Sudoku-App on Tablet 33Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  34. 34. D. Monett App on tablet 34Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  35. 35. D. Monett 35Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Results. Discussion.
  36. 36. D. Monett Main results 36Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 ■ 14 children evaluated the desktop versions (-1) ■ 7 children evaluated the app ■ General feedback: ■ 12 out of 14 thumbs up ■ no thumbs down
  37. 37. D. Monett Evaluation ( stars) 37Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 0 1 2 3 4 5 A B C D E F G H I J K Stars(avg) Sudoku Program General evaluation by the children ■ Girls (resp. Boys) ■ Gave higher evaluations (fewer stars coloured) ■ No signs of tiredness (some “Sudoku is boring”) ■ Always on track (some refused to evaluate) ■ Highly focused in testing (some wanted to play other games)
  38. 38. D. Monett What children liked most 38Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015
  39. 39. D. Monett 39Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Lessons learned
  40. 40. D. Monett Lesson 1 40Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Faculty should make the first move in a school-university relationship! Image © patrisyu @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  School-university partnerships!
  41. 41. D. Monett Lesson 2 41Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Schools can be real customers of university course projects! Image © Supertrooper @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  Service Learning
  42. 42. D. Monett Lesson 3 42Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Children should be involved in the software cycle, as a minimum during software testing! Image © Stuart Miles @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  Shaping software
  43. 43. D. Monett Lesson 4 43Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 The pursuit of CS by interested female students is not such a distant dream! Image © supakitmod @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  It depends on the activity and on the instructor!
  44. 44. D. Monett Lesson 5 44Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Independent rotation through the test stations keeps children more motivated and less tired! Image © photostock @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  Help needed (students, school instructors)
  45. 45. D. Monett Lesson 6 45Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Children are very honest and express their opinions freely! Image © Stuart Miles @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  It is what you want. Isn’t it?
  46. 46. D. Monett Lesson 7 46Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Secondary activities should be planned in advance! Image © Gualberto107 @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
  47. 47. D. Monett Lesson 8 47Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 One single raindrop could make a rainbow in future! Image © tigger11th @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/  School-university partnership!  New student research projects  New course projects
  48. 48. D. Monett 48Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Conclusions
  49. 49. D. Monett 49 Generated with http://www.jasondavies.com/wordcloud/ Topics covered
  50. 50. D. Monett Our motivation 50Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 How do children actively participate in the software development cycle in academic settings by testing software that is being produced by undergraduate students (e.g. as end users conducting acceptance tests) and by enriching the requirements engineering process for further course project developments tailored to them (as real customers defining new or changing requirements)?
  51. 51. Berlin, Germany, April 16-17, 2015 Joint Software Engineering to support STEM Education Experiences before, during and after a Children’s University Talk at the Global Conference on Learning and Technology “The Local Global Conference” Global Learn 2015 Dagmar Monett, Josephine Greifenberg, Anne Krautz, Maximilian Stöhr, Rico Ulbricht dagmar@monettdiaz.com monettdiaz

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