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Extreme programming requires extremely effective communication: Teaching effective communication skills to students in an IT degree

Johnson, Daniel M., Sutton, Peter, & Harris, Neil (2001) Extreme programming requires extremely effective communication: Teaching effective communication skills to students in an IT degree. In 18th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2001, Melbourne.

Abstract

The ability to communicate effectively is an important skill for IT graduates, particularly in light of the increasing acceptance and success of Extreme Programming methods. This paper describes an effective communication module taught as part of a subject focused on Extreme Programming. An assessment of student’s perceptions of effective communication and their attitudes to the pedagogical techniques employed was undertaken. Students seem aware of the value of effective communication and felt that role-play activities, discussion, small-group activities and lectures contributed the most to their learning.

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ID Code: 6683
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: effective communication, teaching techniques, Extreme Programming
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:38

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