Why Use Version Control

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Title

Why Use Version Control

Overview

This is a hands-on game that demonstrates the value of version control

Prerequisites

None - this should be a good introduction to the topic before any technical work

Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe what version control does.
  • Describe at least three scenarios in which version control is useful.
Process Skills Practiced


Background

I've written this learning activity because understanding the *concepts* behind version control -- and understanding the reasons why you would want to use it -- can be useful even if a student never goes beyond the web interface of Github.

Directions

What should the student do?


Deliverables:

What will the student hand in?


Notes for Instructors

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?

Suggestions for Open Source Community:

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


Additional Information

ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty
Estimated Completion Time
Environment / Materials
Author(s)

Gina Likins

Source
License

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

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