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Software Engineering Education and Games: A Systematic Literature Review

Kosa, Mehmet and Yilmaz, Murat and O'Connor, Rory and Clarke, Paul (2016) Software Engineering Education and Games: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 22 (12). pp. 1558-1574. ISSN 0948-6968

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The trend in using games in elementary level education also spreads through higher education levels and specific domains such as engineering. Recently, researchers have shown an increased interest in the usage of games in software engineering. In this paper, we are presenting a systematic review and analysis of 350 papers regarding games in software engineering education that was published in the last fifteen years. After applying our inclusion criteria and manual inspection of these studies, we have ended up with 53 primary papers. Based on a systematic process, we reported and discussed our findings with possible future research directions. The main results of this study indicate that the studies are accumulated around 5 categories: Games that learners/students play, games that learners/students develop as projects, curriculum proposals, developing/coming up with new approaches, tools, frameworks or suggestions and others.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Systematic Review; Games; Software Engineering
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Technische Universitaet Graz * Institut fuer Informationssysteme und Computer Medien
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Copyright Information:© 2016 Technische Universitaet Graz * Institut fuer Informationssysteme und Computer Medien
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:21648
Deposited On:19 Jan 2017 16:45 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 16:58

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