Learning Software Development through Modeling using an Object Oriented Approach with Unified Modeling Language: A Case of an Online Interview System

  • Ellen Ambakisye Kalinga University of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania
Keywords: learning through modeling, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Unified Modeling Language, model-driven approach, software engineering, software development process.

Abstract

This paper demonstrates the learning of software engineering through modeling using Object-Oriented Analysis and Design approach with Unified Modeling Language. An online interview management system case project to the whole class was used to develop the software requirement specification. Through modelling, the processes to be considered in software development were also elaborated, where it starts with the identification of major or basic processes of the domain of application, followed by the identification of activities to be performed under each basic process and, finally, transforming the activities highlighted in the functional requirements presentation. Modeling was practised by students through group case projects, and students were active, engaging and focusing on the learning process in such a way that more than 85.9% of students had the courage to attempt design questions during university examinations.

Author Biography

Ellen Ambakisye Kalinga, University of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania

Ellen A. Kalinga is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of ICT of the
University of Dar es Salaam. She is involved in e-Learning and software development research areas. Email:
ellenakchale@gmail.com

Published
2021-03-18
How to Cite
Kalinga, E. A. (2021). Learning Software Development through Modeling using an Object Oriented Approach with Unified Modeling Language: A Case of an Online Interview System. Journal of Learning for Development , 8(1), 74-92. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/401