Frans Blauw

Software Engineering Lecturer

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, I lecture software engineering at the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Johannesburg, a major metropolitan university.

Practical Software Engineering

How do you take theory-heavy content and make it hands-on for hands-on students? Where else can a student innovate and, when making mistakes, still have the opportunity to learn and make more? At university, of course.

Learning at a university, unfortunately, mostly means a student must still sit for and pass a written examination to progress. However, this does not mean that the practical is just a side salad to the theoretical main course. My goal is to achieve authentic learning by deeply integrating the theory with the practical. To this end, I ensure that all theory work covered during the module in some way or another pertains directly to the students’ practical work now and follows their development life cycle.

Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet.
– Douglas Adams