My name is Niels Doorn, I work at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences as a team leader / lecturer / researcher at the Informatics program in Emmen, The Netherlands. I am a Ph.D. student at the Open Universiteit, and this is my personal website about my CSEd research into improving software testing in computer science education.
Together with other researchers I want to improve the teaching of software testing in higher educational computer science programs. We believe that due to the ever gaining importance of software systems in our society, the quality of these systems need to be as high as possible. Of course, this is almost an impossible task given the nature and complexity of software systems. It is therefore important to pay attention to software testing education.
My research is in Computer Science Education to gain insights into students’ sensemaking of test case design to be able to design a teaching-learning strategy that supports students to learn exploratory and model based software testing which:
In the end, all computer science graduates should be “Test Infected”, a term coined by Martin Fowler to describe the intrinsic motivation to not accept untested software (although I prefer the term
For this research, I am using Design Research in Education.
Currently, I am working on:
I find it important to contribute to our academic society. I am also looking at reviewing opportunities and guiding master students.
Currently, I am participating in the following:
Previously I have played an active role in the following items:
This is a list of my publications. You can click on the links to access the PDF’s. You can find a bibtex file with all references in mypublications.bib.