Systematic Development of Courseware Systems

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Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Jun 27, 2005 in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3


Various difficulties have been reported in relation to the development of courseware systems. A central problem is to address the needs of not only the learner, but also instructor, developer, and other stakeholders, and to integrate these different needs. Another problem area is courseware architectures, to which much work has been dedicated recently. We present a systematic approach to courseware development – a methodology for courseware engineering – that addresses these problems. This methodology is rooted in the educational domain and is based on methods for software development in this context. We illustrate how this methodology can improve the quality of courseware systems and the development process.


Pahl, C. (2005). Systematic Development of Courseware Systems. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (pp. 1646-1651). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 23, 2017 from