Version Control (Activity)

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Overview

Title

Version Control (Activity)

Overview

This POGIL activity will introduce some of the challenges of sharing & managing source code, and some useful approaches & procedures. Understanding concepts makes it easier to understand the features and differences of specific tools later in the activity.

Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the importance of & issues in sharing & managing source code.
  • Describe the advantages & disadvantages of a version control system (VCS), and the key operations.
  • Use at least one modern VCS to find, update, and create versioned files.
Process Skills Practiced

Information Processing, Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork


Background, Directions, Deliverables

See details in the Student version of the POGIL activity.

Notes for Instructors

See details in the Teacher version of the POGIL activity.

Assessment

  • How will the activity be graded?
  • How will learning will be measured? Ideally, there should be a way to measure each of the objectives described above.
  • How will feedback to the student be determined?

This is a classroom POGIL activity, so all teams should complete it in class with correct answers. Thus, the activity is typically not graded, but there might be related quiz or exam questions later.

Suggestions for Open Source Community

N/A

Additional Information

ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty

easy

Estimated Completion Time

1 hour

Environment / Materials

paper activity (1-2 per team or 1 per student) or Google Doc activity (1 per team)

Author(s)

Clif Kussmaul

Source

http://cspogil.org/Software+Engineering (for sample version)

License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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