Development of a modeling education program for novices using model-driven development

Seiko Akayama, Shin Kuboaki, Kenji Hisazumi, Takao Futagami, Teruaki Kitasuka

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Abstract

Modeling education is necessary for software engineers because object-oriented modeling is used widely in the computing industry. However, there may be problems in terms of the "necessity of models," "modeling methodology," and "model refinement" when learning about modeling. Model-driven development (MDD) can verify the accuracy of models and generate the source code, which allows a rogrammer to reduce the development time required to check the software so he or she can focus on the modeling process. Thus, modeling should be taught with MDD because it allows students to acquire modeling skills in a short period of time. We developed an education program using MDD for novices. The first concept used by this program is "software modeling education using MDD," which allows students to repeat model refinement in a short period of time. The second concept used by this program is "spiral education in the fundamental techniques and development xperience,"which allows students to learn fundamental techniques and understand methods that utilize these fundamental techniques. We conducted a trial course in a college, and the results confirmed improvement of modeling skills and reduction in the above-stated problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2012 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 2012 Oct 122012 Oct 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2012

Conference

Conference2012 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2012
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityTampere
Period12/10/1212/10/12

Keywords

  • Education program
  • Executable UML
  • Model driven development
  • Object-oriented modeling
  • Software design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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