Title: Students' perceptions in software modelling using UML in undergraduate final year projects

Authors: Kanos Matyokurehwa; Kendra Makoni

Addresses: Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, P.O. Box 350, Bindura, Zimbabwe ' Botho University, P.O. Box 501564, Gaborone, Botswana

Abstract: The paper sought to establish the students' perceptions in software modelling using UML in their final undergraduate projects. The research was done at the University in Botswana. The research used a mixed methods approach, an open ended questionnaire was administered to the participants. A sample size of 140 participants that met the inclusion criteria was used in the research. The key findings from the research were that students find modelling using UML to be challenging. Some of the project supervisors assigned to assist students with their projects was not knowledgeable with the student's project topic.

Keywords: perceptions; knowledge; software modelling; degree program.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2021.119413

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2021 Vol.38 No.3, pp.435 - 447

Received: 23 Nov 2018
Accepted: 11 Jun 2019

Published online: 03 Dec 2021 *

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