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Using a Cyberlearning Environment to Improve Student Learning and Engagement in Software Courses

Due to the ubiquitous nature of software in the 21st century there is a great and increasing demand for software developers and programmers in the US. Both Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) academicians and practitioners agree that a comprehensive strategy to improve the number and quality of 21st century CS/IT workforce is needed. This project will assist colleges and universities in producing more well-qualified software developers through the use of a cyberlearning environment that builds on and extends WReSTT-CyLE (Web-Based Repository of Software Testing Tutorials), a cyberlearning environment for software testing.

  • Focus: Undergraduate students
  • Funder: National Science Foundation
  • Team: Peter Clarke (Principal Investigator), Geoffrey Potvin (Co-Principal Investigator), Mandayam Thirunarayanan (Co-Principal Investigator), Debra Davis (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Award Number: 1525112
  • Amount: $821,954.00
  • Contact: Geoff Potvin (gpotvin@fiu.edu), Department of Physics