Leveraging Collaborative Mobile Learning for Sustained Software Development Skills

  • Sigrid Schefer-WenzlEmail author
  • Igor Miladinovic
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


The demand for software developers is growing fast, and programming skills are one of the most in-demand skills in the world. The primary goal of our Bachelor program is to provide students sustainable foundations for careers in software engineering. However, teaching and learning software development are challenging tasks.

We designed a new course concept to ensure that students apply software development knowledge in an industry-like project and are continuously engaged in further improving these skills. Our hypothesis was that by creating an interactive, collaborative and open learning environment we motivate students to extend their attitude from only learning for the exam, with short-term learning effects, to learning for a sustained competence growth, with self-motivated and long-lasting effects. With different students’ evaluations we were able to validate this hypothesis. In this paper we show the results of these evaluations with particular focus on the sustainability of the gained knowledge.


Mobile learning Collaborative learning Software development education Sustainable learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Science Campus ViennaViennaAustria

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