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1 Monash University, Australia email: martin.dick, judy.sheard}@csse.monash.edu.au 2 Olivet Nazarene University, USA email: cbareiss@olivet.edu 3 University of Kent at Canterbury, UK email: j.e.carter@ukc.ac.uk 4 UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand email: djoyce@unitec.ac.nz 5 Kettering University, USA email: tharding@kettering.edu 6 Rose-Hulman(More)
There is a large body of research that indicates the practice of cheating amongst students in the tertiary sector is widespread. Various studies have also attempted to determine reasons why students decide to cheat, or not to cheat. Although some common factors have been identified, there are indications that the level of cheating varies across disciplines(More)
A study of cheating and plagiarism using a scenario based format, has provided an insight into attitudes towards questionable work practices of first year information technology students' within the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering of Monash University, and the School of Information Technology of Swinburne University. Students at both(More)
This paper reports on an Action Research project that investigated the effect of introducing a number of Extreme Programming (XP) practices as teaching techniques to introductory programming students. The focus of the study was on using the XP practices to assist students in an introductory programming subject develop object oriented programming skills,(More)
Software engineering typically requires more effort in maintenance than in development time. As such, software engineering education needs to actively include software evolution. Teaching software evolution to undergraduate students usually includes the theoretical aspects, but doesn’t normally include the actual implementation. This paper describes the(More)
This paper examines the attitudes of students in the Masters of Information Technology, Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Computing and Graduate Diploma of Computing at Monash University. Students were surveyed on the acceptability of a variety of scenarios involving cheating and on their knowledge of the occurrence of these scenarios. The survey found a(More)
Increased class sizes are forcing academics to reconsider approaches to setting and marking assessments for their students. Distributed and distance learning are creating some of the biggest changes. Some educators are embracing new technologies but others are more wary of what they do not know. In order to address this issue it is first necessary to(More)
Cheating in undergraduate computing courses is an ongoing and widespread concern. In this paper we report an investigation of changes over the last decade in computing students' attitudes towards cheating practices, the extent of cheating behavior, and factors which influence cheating at an Australian university. A comparative analysis of data from surveys(More)
an incremental approach to planning designed to develop a high level overview of the system under development, which can then continuously evolve; This paper describes the experience at Swinburne TAFE of using the Extreme Programming software development methodology with a final year capstone project. It found that it was possible to use the methodology(More)