Implementation of Task-Centric Holistic Agile Approach on Teaching Cyber Physical Systems Engineering
AMCIS 2017 Proceedings: Proceedings of the Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems, IS in Education, IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases (SIGED), pp. 1-10, Boston, 10-12 August, 2017
10 Pages Posted: 22 May 2017 Last revised: 24 May 2017
Date Written: May 20, 2017
To run CPS-engineering projects successfully CPS engineers of today need to possess both technical and social skills. The CPS engineers are increasingly required to have various technical skills because the products they design and construct are getting more complex having hardware, software and some kinds of communication mechanism with the surrounding world integrated in a single product. However, having technical skills solely is not enough since engineering projects mostly fail because of lacking social skills of project members. To be prepared for their future work as CPS engineers, students need to get an opportunity to gather some experience in projects in which they face realistic project situations. This work describes a novel task-centric holistic agile teaching approach for teaching CPS-engineering in realistic up-to-date industry-like scenario. This approach accentuates especially the development of social skills. We present the implementation of the approach and present the results of the students’ feedback.
Keywords: Agile Teaching, Cyber-Physical Systems, Education of Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering, Education of Global Software Engineering, Perceptional Teaching, Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, Research-Oriented Teaching
JEL Classification: O1, O14, O15, O4
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