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|'''Title''' || An HFOSS Learning Module for a CS2 Course
 
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|'''Overview''' || Students will  learn HFOSS concepts and principles and then perform and document usability tests of the OpenMRS user interface
 
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|'''Prerequisite Knowledge''' || All prequisite knowledge will be provided within the module itself
 
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|'''Learning Objectives''' || Students will understand how to contribute to open source communities, to do usability tests, to understand the relationship between interfaces and underlying objects
 
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=== Background: ===
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An HFOSS Learning Module for a CS2 Course
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|overview=
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Students will  learn HFOSS concepts and principles and then perform and document usability tests of the OpenMRS user interface.
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|prerequisites=
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|objectives=
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* Contribute to open source communities.
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* Do usability tests.
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* Understand the relationship between user interfaces and underlying objects.
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|process skills=
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=== Background ===
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''Is there background reading material?''
  
Are there other activities the student should have done first?
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Because we assume students know nothing about HFOSS, we will provide a sequence of readings to give them background knowledge.
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The background reading will start with articles describing:
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* what open source is
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* the concept of community
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* the various ways in which one can contribute
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* the concepts of issues, bugs, and tickets
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* (maybe other things we will discover  as we work this out)
  
What is the rationale for this activity?
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''Are there other activities the student should have done first?''
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Students will not have to do any activities prior to the assigned ones.
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''What is the rationale for this activity?''
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Students in a typical CS2 course have little or no knowledge of FOSS or HFOSS and only elementary coding and software design ability, and do not necessarily know the programming languages in which various (H)FOSS projects are written, but we would like to give them a sufficiently interesting and productive experience in HFOSS so that they will be motivated to become more active in HFOSS projects as they progress in their careers. We believe that introducing HFOSS in a CS2 course is beneficial because they will then be prepared and hopefully motivated in more advanced courses to contribute in more advanced ways.
  
 
Include helpful hints to faculty here.
 
Include helpful hints to faculty here.
  
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=== Directions ===
  
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''What should the student do?''
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=== Deliverables: ===
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=== Deliverables ===
What will the student hand in?
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''What will the student hand in?''
  
=== Assessment: ===
 
How will the activity be graded?
 
 
How will learning will be measured?
 
  
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=== Assessment ===
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* How will the activity be graded?
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* How will learning will be measured?
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* Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
  
 
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* What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?
  
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|'''Estimated Time to Completion''' ||  How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?
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|'''Materials/Environment''' || What does the student need?  Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?
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|'''Source''' || Is there another activity on which this activity is based?  If so, please provide a link to the original resource.
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Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.
  
  
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Latest revision as of 18:02, 8 March 2017


Title

An HFOSS Learning Module for a CS2 Course

Overview

Students will learn HFOSS concepts and principles and then perform and document usability tests of the OpenMRS user interface.

Prerequisites
Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Contribute to open source communities.
  • Do usability tests.
  • Understand the relationship between user interfaces and underlying objects.
Process Skills Practiced


Background

Is there background reading material?

Because we assume students know nothing about HFOSS, we will provide a sequence of readings to give them background knowledge. The background reading will start with articles describing:

  • what open source is
  • the concept of community
  • the various ways in which one can contribute
  • the concepts of issues, bugs, and tickets
  • (maybe other things we will discover as we work this out)

Are there other activities the student should have done first?

Students will not have to do any activities prior to the assigned ones.

What is the rationale for this activity?

Students in a typical CS2 course have little or no knowledge of FOSS or HFOSS and only elementary coding and software design ability, and do not necessarily know the programming languages in which various (H)FOSS projects are written, but we would like to give them a sufficiently interesting and productive experience in HFOSS so that they will be motivated to become more active in HFOSS projects as they progress in their careers. We believe that introducing HFOSS in a CS2 course is beneficial because they will then be prepared and hopefully motivated in more advanced courses to contribute in more advanced ways.

Include helpful hints to faculty here.

Directions

What should the student do?


Deliverables

What will the student hand in?


Assessment

  • How will the activity be graded?
  • How will learning will be measured?
  • Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
Criteria Level 1 (fail) Level 2 (pass) Level 3 (good) Level 4 (exceptional)
The purpose of the project
Why the project is open source

Comments

  • What should the instructor know before using this activity?
  • What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?
ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty
Estimated Completion Time
Environment / Materials
Author(s)

Stewart Weiss

Source
License

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

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Suggestions for Open Source Community

Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.

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