Designing a Blended Software Testing Course for Embedded C Software Engineers

Marcelo Jenkins, Alexandra Martinez, Jose Rodriguez, and Erick Rojas

Keywords

Advanced Technology in Education and Training, Technology-based Blended, Distance and Open Education, Teaching Software Testing

Abstract

This paper reports a case study in designing an introductory software testing course for systems engineers who develop C embedded software for networking systems. Our course is focused on unit testing and introduces one particular tool for doing it. We designed a technology-based blended training course with a significant on-line component using Moodle as our learning management system. Even though our course consists of 40 attendance hours, the attendees will have to spend an additional 20-40 hours on off-class work doing homework and reading assignments. We will also use parts of several on-line instructional videos to complement our material. This paper might help educational institutions and college professors in designing and implementing software testing courses for industry, especially when the learning requirements are rather particular.

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