The course will be co-taught between the IT University of Copenhagen and the Indian Institute of Technology in Mandi. This provides a unique opportunity for mixing traditional lectures with web-based learning activities and group work crossing national – and even continental - borders.
The lectures will be a mixture of real-time lectures and web-based lectures. The classroom lectures will be presented in real time as class room lecturers and transmitted to the other side.
Alongside the lectures, the learning activities are centered on groups working as a project team for a chosen software development case. The groups will be formed of both India and Denmark based students, and a supervisor will be assigned to each group. Supervision takes place in form of online meetings once a week.
The course uses the course management system, learnIT, as shared course
The groups shall develop a number of documents in relation to their product case during the course, including
- a project charter including project management documents and plans
- an initial analysis, including a mock-up of the product to be developed;
- a requirements specification;
- a system test specification;
- an overall architecture specification.
- a reflective discussion about the team's cooperation and communication
The documents constitute the group portfolio to be handed in as the basis for the examination.
Note, that due to the fact that the Indian and the Danish terms are not completely aligned, the course will be slightly compressed in relation to a standard course. The course will start on the August 28th but will end with the Indian term on November 19th, 2013. Some of the lectures will therefore be either given as on-line lectures to be downloaded or scheduled at additional times.
The oral exam will be 20 minutes per student including assessment and feedback.