Managing diversity in distributed software development education-A longitudinal case study
Journal article, 2019

Teaching Distributed Software Development with real distributed settings is a challenging and rewarding task. Distributed courses are idiosyncratically more challenging than standard local courses. We have experienced this during our distributed course, which has been run for 14 consecutive years. In this article, we present and analyze the emerging diversities specific to distributed project-based courses. We base our arguments on our experience, and we exploit a three-layered distributed course model, which we use to analyze several course elements throughout the 14-years lifetime of our distributed project-based course. In particular, we focus on the changes that the course underwent throughout the years, combining findings obtained from the analyzed data with our own teaching perceptions. Additionally, we propose insights on how to manage the various diversity aspects.

Distributed software development

Software engineering education

Global software engineering

Longitudinal case study


Ivana Bosnić

University of Zagreb

Federico Ciccozzi

Mälardalens högskola

Ivica Crnkovic

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering for People, Architecture, Requirements and Traceability

Igor Čavrak

University of Zagreb

Elisabetta D.I. Nitto

Polytechnic University of Milan

R. Mirandola

Polytechnic University of Milan

Mario Žagar

University of Zagreb

ACM Transactions on Computing Education

1946-6226 (eISSN)

Vol. 19 2 a10

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Other Computer and Information Science

Probability Theory and Statistics

Computer Science



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