SIMSE: An Interactive Simulation Game for Software Engineering Education

E.O. Navarro and A. van der Hoek (USA)


Software engineering education, educational games, soft ware engineering simulation, simulation games


The typical software engineering education lacks a practi cal experience of the process of software engineering- students are presented with relevant process theory in lectures, but have limited opportunity to put these con cepts into practice in an associated class project. SimSE is an educational, interactive, fully graphical computer game that simulates software engineering processes, and is de signed specifically to train students in situations that re quire an understanding and handling of software process issues. In this paper we describe SimSE, including its educational goals, its design, and its implementation.

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