First year students' experience in a Cyber World course – an evaluation

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serval:BIB_C3604796B45A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
First year students' experience in a Cyber World course – an evaluation
Journal
Education and Information Technologies
Author(s)
Breitinger Frank, Tully-Doyle Ryan, Przyborski Kristen, Beck Lauren, Harichandran Ronald S.
ISSN
1360-2357
1573-7608
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2021
Volume
26
Number
1
Pages
1069-1087
Language
english
Abstract
Although cybersecurity is a major present concern, it is not a required subject in University. In response, we developed Cyber World which introduces students to eight highly important cybersecurity topics (primarily taught by none cybersecurity experts). We embedded it into our critical thinking Common Course (core curriculum) which is a team-taught first-year experience required for all students. Cyber World was first taught in Fall 2018 to a cohort of over 150 students from various majors at the University of New Haven. This article presents the evaluation of our Fall taught course. In detail, we compare the performance of Cyber World students to other Common Course sections that ran in parallel and conclude that despite the higher workload students performed equally well. Furthermore, we assess the students’ development throughout the course with respect to their cybersecurity knowledge where our results indicate a significant gain of knowledge. Note, this article also presents the idea and topics of Cyber World; however a detailed explanation has been released previously.
Keywords
Education, Library and Information Sciences
Web of science
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06/05/2021 12:01
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