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Who cares about web services?: a student perspective on web technology education

Who cares about web services?: a student perspective on web technology education,10.1145/1867651.1867660,Ryan W. Kazmerik,Whiteglen Crescent

Who cares about web services?: a student perspective on web technology education  
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As the popularity of the web grows, academic institutions strive to provide valuable education to prepare students to excel in this ever-changing industry. Web technologies are designated as a key component of the IT 2008 curriculum guide. However, the vast number of technologies and their rapid turnover rate poses challenges for IT educators. In 2009, Mount Royal University offered a course titled 'Advanced Web Application Development' that utilized a large number of REST-based web services in an attempt to teach students modern Web development. This paper provides a student's perspective on the effectiveness of this course and how it impacted their maturation as a developer of web technologies. Recommendations are provided regarding how to improve the success of this course in the future as well as discoveries regarding student attitudes toward web technologies and development are revealed. In addition, other possible sample projects using web services are discussed to provide educators with practical examples of how to implement the paradigm explored in this paper.
Published in 2010.
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