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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020

Studies indicate that much of the software created today is not accessible to all users, indicating that developers don’t see the need to devote sufficient resources to creating accessible software. Compounding this problem, there is a lack of robust, easily adoptable educational accessibility material available to instructors for inclusion in their curricula. To address these issues, we have created five Accessibility Learning Labs (ALL) using an experiential learning structure. The labs are designed to educate and create awareness of accessibility needs in computing. The labs enable easy classroom inclusion by providing instructors with complete educational materials including lecture slides, activities, and quizzes. The labs are hosted on our servers and require only a browser to be utilized.

To demonstrate the benefit of our material and the potential benefits of our experiential lab format with empathy-creating material, we conducted a study involving 276 students in ten sections of an introductory computing course. Our findings include: (I) The demonstrated potential of the proposed experiential learning format and labs are effective in motivating students about the importance of accessibility (II) The labs are effective in informing students about foundational accessibility topics (III) Empathy-creating material are demonstrated to be a beneficial component in computing accessibility education, supporting students in placing a higher value on the importance of creating accessible software. Created labs and project materials are publicly available on the project website: http://all.rit.edu

Tue 7 Jul
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16:05 - 17:05
A6-SEET - Empirical Studies of SE Education and OthersSoftware Engineering Education and Training at Silla
Chair(s): Stephan KruscheTechnische Universität München
16:05
12m
Talk
Presenting and Evaluating the Impact of Experiential Learning in Computing Accessibility EducationSEETSoftware Engineering Education and Training Distinguished Paper Award
Software Engineering Education and Training
Yasmine El-GlalyRochester Institute of Technology, Weishi ShiRochester Institute of Technology, Samuel MalachowskyRochester Institute of Technology, Qi YuRochester Institute of Technology, Daniel KrutzRochester Institute of Technology
16:17
12m
Talk
An Empirical Study of Teaching Qualities of Popular Computer Science and Software Engineering Instructors Using RateMyProfessor.com DataSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Aliaksei KavalchukPennsylvania State University - Abington, Alec GoldenbergPennsylvania State University - Abington, Ishtiaque HussainPennsylvania State University - Abington
16:29
12m
Talk
Sidekicks and Superheroes: A Look into Student Reasoning about Concurrency with Threads versus ActorsSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Aubrey LawsonClemson University, Eileen KraemerClemson University
16:41
6m
Experience report
We should teach our Students what Industry doesn’t wantSEETSoftware Engineering Education and Training Distinguished Paper Award
Software Engineering Education and Training
Kevin RyanLero The Irish Software Research Centre Ireland
16:47
12m
Talk
Understanding DevOps Education with Grounded TheorySEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Candy PangMacEwan University, Abram HindleUniversity of Alberta, Denilson BarbosaUniversity of Alberta