Open BOK on software engineering educational context: A systematic literature review

Pablo Alejandro Quezada-Sarmiento*, Jon A. Elorriaga, Ana Arruarte, Hironori Washizaki

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In this review, a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on Open Body of Knowledge (BOK) is presented. Moreover, the theoretical base to build a model for knowledge description was created, and it was found that there is a lack of guidelines to describe knowledge description because of the dramatically increasing number of requirements to produce an Open BOK, the difficulty of comparing related BOK contents, and the fact that reusing knowledge description is a very laborious task. In this sense, this review can be considered as a first step in building a model that can be used for describing knowledge description in Open BOK. Finally, in order to improve the educational context, a comparison among BOK, structure, and evolution is conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6858
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept


  • BOK description
  • BOK model
  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • Open body of knowledge
  • Stakeholders
  • Systematic literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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