Educators Symposium 2016

Country: France

City: Saint-Malo

Abstr. due: 10.07.2016

Dates: 02.10.16 — 04.10.16

Area Of Sciences: Pedagogy;

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Organizers: ACM/IEEE


In today’s technological environment, models play a major role in understanding business needs, in requirements elicitation, and in software development. To facilitate these activities, in the past decades many modeling languages such as URN (for requirements), BPMN (for business process modeling) and the UML (for software development) were introduced both in the academia and in practice. Nevertheless, the use of these models and modeling languages is limited. Arguably, a contributory factor limiting the use of modeling is the lack of appropriate educational resources.

To better understand the gaps and to propose solutions for the existing problems, the 12th Educators Symposium at MODELS 2016 aims at addressing the challenges, techniques and best practices involved in teaching modeling technologies to various stakeholders. In particular, we are interested in topics related to (but not limited to) the following:
•Topics to be included in modeling education and at what stages.
•Tool support for teaching modeling.
•Challenges in teaching modeling:
oWeaving modeling courses into distance learning environment.
oHow to engage students into modeling?
oUse of appropriate and novel assessment techniques.
oUse of appropriate and novel modeling technologies to enrich the student experience.
oEnsuring that theory and practice are balanced in modeling teaching.
oExploiting innovative teaching methods in order to enhance the student learning experience.
oExploiting effective learning and teaching mechanisms for distance learning.
oHow to teach modeling in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?
•Research methods in modeling education.
•Practitioner viewpoint on modeling education.
•Use of case studies or explicative examples to teach modeling.
•Teaching global or open source software engineering modeling.

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