Teaching Use Case Modelling Using Fluxx

Whitehead, Nik (2012) Teaching Use Case Modelling Using Fluxx. In: 1st Annual Conference on the aiming for excellence in STEM learning and teaching, 12-13 April 2012, London.

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Most systems analysis texts introduce use case diagrams by discussing systems of which many students have no practical knowledge - university registry or library systems, or perhaps sales or appointment scheduling systems. This leads to students having to imagine a range of possible tasks that may, or may not, be relevant to the system, with the result that the students may end up learning how such a system works rather than how to create a use case model of such a system. An alternative approach, based on experiential learning, is to give the students a task and then get them to create a model of the task they have performed. In this case groups of students were given copies of the card game Fluxx® and asked to first play a few rounds of the game in order to familiarise themselves with the rules, then to develop use case models of the system at various levels of complexity. This paper describes the author's experience of using such an approach with first-year university students from a variety of computer science degree lines, provides some examples of student feedback about this method of teaching.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Citation: Whitehead, N.J,, "Traching Use Case Modelling Using Fluxx", Proceedings, 1st Annual Conference on the Aiming for Excellence in STEM Learning and Teaching, 12-13 April 2012, London..
Uncontrolled Keywords: systems analysis education, experiential learning, card games, software engineering education, game-based learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Applied Computing
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Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 17:35
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 13:50
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/262

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