New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

Accepted Abstracts

Curriculum Design Based on Agile Methodologies

Rodolfo Bojorque Chasi, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (Ecuador)

Fernando Pesantez Aviles, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (Ecuador)


The continuous and vertiginous evolution of information and communication technologies are propitiating social changes never before seen in whole society aspects where the education cannot be excluded, the society demands pertinent study programs that respond to the same speed than change. This work aim is demonstrating that adopting agile methodologies of software product design to curriculum design process it can reduce creation time of a curriculum to offer a professional qualification, this study is based on 712 degree-careers in 30 higher education institutions from Ecuador, since, a new higher education organic- law in this country obligate to all universities to redesign whole academic offer in a little period time, as a principal contribution we propose an agile curriculum design methodology based on agile software product design methodologies due software industry needs to be on par with aforementioned evolution. The Universidad Politécnica Salesiana of Ecuador adopted this agile methodology and the results evidence that 96% degree careers aim this target successfully, notwithstanding, 69.85% of others universities degree-careers who opt for traditional curriculum design methodologies did not accomplish this aim and still offering previous careers. We highlight in this work that the adoption of agile methodologies significantly improves the normal exercise of curricular design and contributes to its temporal and procedural effectiveness.


Agile methodologies, curriculum design, SCRUM 


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