Replacing a Hospital Information System: an example of a real-world case study

Nicolaas Sikkel, Antonius A.M. Spil, R.L.W. van de Weg

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Real-world case studies are important to complement the academic skills and knowledge acquired by computer science students. In this paper we relate our experiences with a course specifically designed to address this issue. The objectives of the course are threefold: to train management and communication skills, to integrate and apply knowledge gained at different previous courses, and to learn by experience the difference between a real-world problem and a textbook problem. Students' evaluations show that the objectives of the course are met and that it is regarded as very useful. We found that the three objectives mutually reinforce each other, which is a decisive factor for the success of the course.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication12th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T'99)
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California, USA
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-7659-0131-1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
Event12th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEE&T 1999 - New Orleans, LA, USA, New Orleans, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 199924 Mar 1999
Conference number: 12

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Conference12th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEE&T 1999
Abbreviated titleCSEE&T 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Other22-24 March 1999


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