Applying online learning in software engineering education

Zuhoor Abdullah Salim Al-Khanjari*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)


Software Engineering education involves two learning aspects: (1) teaching theoretical material and (2) conducting the practical labs. Currently, Software Engineering education faces a challenge, which comes from the new learning opportunities afforded by the Web technologies. Delivering a Software Engineering curriculum by online distance learning requires innovative and flexible approaches to present and manage the theoretical and practical learning materials. E-Learning could support Software Engineering education through utilizing special e-Learning concepts, techniques, and tools. E-Learning could also change the mode of teaching from knowledge-as-transmission to knowledge-as-construction. This is called "Software Engineering e-Learning." This chapter provides a review on Software Engineering education and e-Learning technology. It explores the need to adopt a Software Engineering e-Learning model to help the facilitators/instructors prepare and manage the online Software Engineering courses. This chapter also addresses how e-Learning environment could simplify the application of the constructivist learning model towards Software Engineering education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOvercoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education: Delivering Non-Technical Knowledge and Skills
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781466658011, 1466658002, 9781466658004
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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