Understanding the barriers to virtual student placements in the Semester of Code.

García-Peñalvo, Francisco José, Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456, Cruz-Benito, Juan, Veenendaal, Edwin, Achilleos, Achilleas, Wilson, Scott and Kapitsaki, Georgia (2016) Understanding the barriers to virtual student placements in the Semester of Code. Education in the Knowledge Society, 17 (1). pp. 147-173. ISSN 2444-8729

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The Semester of Code initiative organised virtual placements for university students around Europe, working on authentic business problems using open source software. The project was welcomed by stakeholders, and many companies and open source foundations became involved. However, the response from students was disappointing. In this paper we examine the reasons for this, discussing the results of the evaluation work carried out. Finally, we consider the implications of our work for student placements and the Knowledge Alliance European Union programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semester of Code, Virtual placements management, VALS project, Evaluation
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 19:00
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 19:00
Identification Number: 10.14201/eks2016171147173
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1393

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