At Manchester, we are developing tools and techniques for teaching industry relevant software engineering skills, by packaging our existing expertise and through new learner analytics to generate new expertise.
We are pleased to welcome Julio Cesar Cortes Rios to the Manchester IoC team, as a post-doctoral research assistant. Julio is an experienced software architect and manager, who has worked on a range of projects, including fingerprint recognition and biometrics systems for the Mexican Government. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Computer Science from Universidad La Salle, Mexico, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester.
Julio will be dividing his time between the design and evaluation of the RoboTA continuous feedback and marking system, and work on our new learner analytics platform for software engineering.
Welcome to the team, Julio!
The Agile Value Hunt Game in action in our 3rd year UG course unit
As part of our contribution for the Institute of Coding, we are working to package our existing teaching resources for reuse by others providing software engineering education and training. The first of these offerings is now available.
The Agile Value Hunt Game is a coaching game we have developed for use on our third year UG elective course on Agile Software Engineering. The game is used at the start of our workshop on agile approaches to requirements gathering, to help our students focus on understanding and delivering real value for customers.
If you make use of this game in your teaching, and have comments or suggestions for how the game or the instructions could be improved, please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
The Institute of Coding was formally launched with an event in the Peers’ Dining Room at the House of Lords, on 21st June 2018. Representatives of the academic partners met with industry stakeholders, current digital skills learners and government, to discuss the UK’s digital skills needs and how they might be met by the Institute. Baroness McGregor-Smith CBE hosted the event.
Over the summer, Chidera Unigwe joins our team as a vacation project student. His task is to develop an intelligent trouble-shooter wiki to help our students deal with problems they encounter in our software engineering labs.
Our second year software engineering course units require our students to get to grips with an industrial strength toolkit very quickly, including Git, GitLab, JUnit, Ant, Maven, Spring, Jenkins and Eclipse. Chidera will take staff expertise on the kinds of technical problems encountered, and their solutions, and convert them into a self-help resource that all our students can access whenever they need.
The trouble-shooter will be in use by our students from September 2018 onwards.
Welcome to the team, Chidera!
The University of Manchester is pleased to be part of the consortium that was awarded the contract to set up the new Uk Institute of Coding.