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West Virginia University Bases Class on Mozilla

Sunday October 3rd, 1999

An innovative class at West Virginia University uses the open resources at mozilla.org to track and study the creation of a full-scale 'real-life' software project. Tim Newton, a student in the Software Anatomy class, has more:

"The masterís program in software engineering at WVU holds a very interesting class based on the Mozilla web site. Software Anatomy, taught by Dr. John Callahan, structures the class around a huge software project. Dr. Callahan decided that Mozilla had everything needed to show students the complexity of a 'real life' software project, which takes several departments to function. Everyone in the class has to pick a topic from which Mozilla is structured around. Presentations and lectures from each student are required so that all class members can learn more detail about each process from their fellow classmates. So far, the class has proven very successful in keeping the studentís interest and demonstrating all the avenues needed to put a complex project together."


#4 A source for documentation?

by Dotan

Monday October 4th, 1999 3:13 AM

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Will this course & the papers it generates be available to the general public? They could provide another useful source of documentation to help people who want to get into the code. Also, could the interesting stuff be put up on MozillaZine or some other site? web pages about University courses tend to be depressingly ephermal...