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Fri 22 Mar 2024 16:35 - 17:00 at Meeting Room E146 - Software Engineering & Soft Skills Chair(s): Mia Minnes

In computer science education, cultivating soft skills alongside technical competencies is increasingly recognized as crucial for successful careers in industry and research. However, integrating soft skills training into curricula often remains an secondary consideration, separate from the primary program delivery or managed by a separate unit within the university. In this paper, we present three comprehensive curriculum that intertwines soft skills within the academic training for each of the three distinct tiers of computer science education: undergraduate, Master’s, and professional programs. Through a detailed exploration of each program’s curriculum and distinct goals, we identify common intrinsic motivations that impact learners’ achievement of program-specific outcomes. By highlighting effective strategies and potential pitfalls, we offer valuable insights into harnessing these motivational drivers to enhance student engagement and learning. Furthermore, we outline emerging opportunities and challenges within the integrated curriculum, sparking discussion on the broader implications for computer science education.

Fri 22 Mar

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15:45 - 17:00
Software Engineering & Soft SkillsPapers at Meeting Room E146
Chair(s): Mia Minnes
15:45
25m
Talk
Software Engineering Education Must Adapt and Evolve for an LLM EnvironmentOnlineGlobalIn-Person
Papers
Vassilka Kirova Nokia Bell Labs, Cyril S. Ku William Paterson University, Joseph Laracy Seton Hall University, Thomas Marlowe Seton Hall University
DOI
16:10
25m
Talk
From Degree to Developer: the Creation and Evolution of a CS Course Designed to Bridge the Academia-Industry GapOnlineIn-Person
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Jonathan Cazalas Florida Southern College, Christian Roberson Florida Southern College, Zeeshan Furqan Discovery Inc
DOI
16:35
25m
Talk
Exploring Student Motivation in Integration of Soft Skills Training within Three Levels of Computer Science ProgramsOnlineGlobalIn-Person
Papers
En-Shiun Annie Lee University of Toronto, Luki Danukarjanto FOCUS.inspired, Sicong Huang University of Toronto, Sadia Sharmin University of Toronto, Shou-Yi Hung University of Toronto, Tong Su University of Toronto
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