Using problems to learn service-oriented computing

Sandeep Purao, Vijay Vaishnavi, John Bagby, Faye Borthick, Brian Cameron, Lisa Lenze, Steve Sawyer, Hoi Suen, Richard Welke

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Service-oriented computing and the ensuing science of services represent significant challenges to academia. As we come to grips with its many implications, we are slowly beginning to realize the challenges of introducing service-orientation in research. The change also requires a rethinking of strategies used for educating computing professionals. Service-orientation questions the traditional vision of the IT professional as a toolsmith. Instead, it requires shifting the role of the IT professional to that of a participant in a multi-disciplinary team of diverse professionals. We describe one specific strategy that is a core part of an ongoing experiment to support such pedagogical practices, and reflect on its usefulness and limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 IEEE Congress on Services, SERVICES 2008
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Congress on Services, SERVICES 2008 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2008 IEEE Congress on Services, SERVICES 2008
VolumePART 1


Other2008 IEEE Congress on Services, SERVICES 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software


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