Toward Principles for CALL Software Quality Improvement
AuthorFarmer, R. A.; Hughes, B.; GRUBA, P.
Source TitleProceedings, The 11th International CALL Conference on CALL and Research Methodologies
AffiliationEngineering: Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Arts: Horwood Language Centre
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsFarmer, Mr Roderick and Hughes, Mr Baden and Gruba, Dr Paul (2004) Toward Principles for CALL Software Quality Improvement, in Proceedings, The 11th International CALL Conference on CALL and Research Methodologies, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Access StatusOpen Access
As signalled by the lack of discussion about software development methodologies in the literature, it may reliably be argued that the general approach to CALL software development suffers from the use of immature software engineering practices, the result being that most practitioners in the field build systems that are idiosyncratic, prone to error and difficult to maintain. To address these shortcomings, there is an urgent need in CALL to adopt and promote the use of established practices from the wider field of software engineering. The aim of this paper is to outline key principles of software engineering practices that are appropriate to CALL contexts. Accordingly, we provide an overview of central software engineering principles, set out characteristic shortcomings of non-quality driven projects, and focus on software quality improvement (SQI) practices. We then present five principles for improved software development, and conclude with suggestions for the research in the emerging area of CALL Software Engineering (CALL-SE).
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