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A Study of Collaborative Software Development Using Groupware Tools Article

, Cabrini College, United States ; , New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 16, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The experimental results of a collaborative problem solving and program development model that takes into consideration the cognitive and social activities that occur during software development is presented in this paper. This collaborative model is based on the Dual Common Model that focuses on individual cognitive aspects of problem solving and programming. The Dual Common Model, shown to improve the problem solving and programming skills of individual programmer [1], was extended to integrate groupware needs. The model was tested using a groupware tool called Groove. The study includes four conditions: Groove and the Collaborative model, Groove alone, the collaborative model alone, and neither groove or the collaborative model. The subjects were students of a graduate course in object oriented programming at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Citation

DeFranco Tommarello, J. & Deek, F. (2005). A Study of Collaborative Software Development Using Groupware Tools. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 16(1), 5-20. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2018 from .

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