Real industry projects and teamwork can have a great impact on student learning and commitment, but provision of these features also produces significant challenges for academic assessment. This paper describes an approach to evaluate teams and individuals who develop unique industry projects. The paper documents several years of experimentation with… (More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This was a large-scale project that could not have been completed without the efforts and cooperation of many programs, agencies, and individuals. The authors wish to thank the directors and staff at the programs included in this project. They were willing to answer questionnaires, surveys, and sit through lengthy interviews to assist in… (More)
Team software engineering projects can enhance student learning and commitment, but it is challenging to determine a method of assessment that assesses the intended learning outcomes; particularly when assessing teamwork and an individual's contribution to the team's work. The students themselves are often the best source of meaningful data, and self and… (More)
For the last six years, students in the Software Engineering Project course at the University of Tasmania have undertaken projects in teams of four or five members. Since 1998 peer testing sessions have been conducted in two different formats: paired peer code reviews and group peer inspections. The critique that the testers perform can help the development… (More)
I have recently revised the TIP System Development and Operations Manual to clarify some issues that were not adequately described previously and to incorporate new knowledge and experience that we have acquired through research and program development efforts by our TIP Research Team and that of other programmatic and research personnel. Note 1: The TIP… (More)
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common procedure for weight control and is associated with neurologic complications, including disorders of the peripheral nerve. The clinical features of these disorders, steps to take to prevent them, and their prognosis are discussed in this article.
Customer expectations of gateway services as well as their information needs are dynamic. The Australasian Virtual Engineering Library (AVEL) has consequently taken an iterative approach to interface design, usability testing and customer needs analysis. User-centred design has ensured that AVEL remains relevant to the way its target audience seeks… (More)