What is WReSTT-CyLE?

WReSTT-CyLE – Web-based Repository of Software Testing Tutorials: A Cyber-learning Environment, seeks to provide students and instructors with guided access to vetted Learning Objects (LOs) in the area of software testing.

WReSTT Lineage

WReSTT-CyLE extends the capabilities of the previous WReSTT portal by providing: (1) LOs on testing techniques for black-box, white-box, GUI testing, among others, and software testing tools; (2) a learning environment where students can work together in virtual teams to collaborate; and (3) a course management environment for instructors to monitor students' performance.

WReSTT-CyLE is a TUES II project; a collaborative effort between Florida International University, Alabama AM University, Miami University - Ohio, and North Dakota State University. The industry partners include: Ultimate Software, IBM, and Microsoft. The first version of WReSTT, a CCLI Phase I project, was a collaborative effort between Florida International University and Florida AM University.

This material contained in these web pages is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers (DUE-1225742, DUE-1225654, DUE-1224411, DUE-1225972, DUE-0736833, DUE-0736771). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.




Training


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WReSTT's main goal is to train individuals in software testing. We achieve this through a series of learning modules, which consist of a set of tutorials (both video and text based) and include both Q/A sessions as well as a practical application session in which the individual creates a test suite.

Evaluation


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WReSTT can be used not only to train individuals, but also to evaluate software testing aptitude. We provide the ability to create powerful assessments tailored to different levels of s/w testing competency.

Reporting


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We provide user's with detailed reports regarding their progress. These reports include items such as, number of answers right/wrong on the QA session, time spent working through each assessment, how many of the user's test cases passed/failed, what percentage of code coverage did the user reach, etc.


Pedagogical Techniques
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Learning Objects

WReSTT employs the use of Learning Objects which are small, modular, digestible chunks of information. Each learning object contains a tutorial session, followed by a practice QA (question/answer) and graded QA session, then culminates with a practical hands-on session (i.e. the user creates an actual test suite).

Customizable Learning Tracks

By design learning objects are modular, self-contained components. We provide the ability to re/arrange individual learning objects and create customized learning tracks tailored to different levels of competency.

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Adaptive Learning

We employ the paradigm of adaptive learning as means to tailor the learning experience from beginners to veterans. As user's progress through the learning materials on WReSTT, if we detect a high level of competency through the Q/A sessions, we will suggest more difficult material for them to complete.

Collaborative Learning

WReSTT offer the ability to team students together and allow them to work through the learning materials as a group. In doing so they will acquire virtual points for certain milestones. Each course contains a leader board which displays these points to all students in order to promote learning and teamwork amongst co-workers.

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Technical Features
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Integrated IDE

Each learning object can be embedded with one or more hands on, practical sessions using our integrated IDE solution. Each IDE Assessment keeps track of user's activity including number of attempts prior to submission, time spent on working with the IDE, and saves both the component under test as well as the test suite for later viewing/reporting.

Mobile

All of the functionality provided by WReSTT was designed with a mobile first mentality. Whether you are accessing our service from a desktop or a small smart phone, navigation will be pleasant and intuitive.

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