What Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Teaching about Software Testing?

Neda Džiugaite, Baris Ardic*, Andy Zaidman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Software testing is a necessary aspect of software development. With high expectations placed on software testers and a shortage of qualified professionals, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a potential solution to improve software testing education. MOOCs provide accessible education, bridging the gap between formal education and industry expectations. We investigate key aspects of and compare concepts of software testing MOOCs with university curricula and industry expectations. The findings show that a MOOC on average covers more concepts than a single university course. Additionally, MOOCs align well with what the industry expects from software testing practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2024 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automation of Software Test, AST 2024
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages204-208
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798400705885
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automation of Software Test, AST 2024, co-located with the 46th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2024 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 15 Apr 202416 Apr 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2024 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automation of Software Test, AST 2024

Conference

Conference5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automation of Software Test, AST 2024, co-located with the 46th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2024
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period15/04/2416/04/24

Keywords

  • education
  • MOOCs
  • software testing

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