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Ready for Prime Time, - Yes, Industrial-Grade Modelling Tools can be Used in Education

Grischa Liebel (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers)) ; Rogardt Heldal (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers)) ; Jan-Philipp Steghöfer ; Michel Chaudron
Göteborg : University of Gothenburg, 2015. - 25 s.
[Rapport]

It has been stated that industrial-grade modelling tools are unsuitable for teaching modelling. In this paper, we present our experience with a university course on software modelling. In the first year of the course, we used a commercial modelling tool, in the second year the open-source alternative Papyrus. Both tools are considered to be of industrial grade and used in industry. Our quantitative analysis shows that the industrial-grade modelling tools with all their complexity did not have a negative impact on the students' experience of modelling. This shows that industrial-grade modelling tools can be used in the classroom. We analyse why our experience differs from published accounts and conclude that the availability of a tool champion and tailored instruction material is key. From this, we derive recommendations for teacher support from tool-providers (vendors and open source), research directions for researchers and teachers, and for training efforts in the industry.



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Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers)
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Informations- och kommunikationsteknik
Data- och informationsvetenskap
Övrig informationsteknik
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Chalmers infrastruktur