Injecting Security in the Curriculum – Experiences in Effective Dissemination and Assessment Design

Author:
Siddharth Kaza, Blair Taylor, Harry Hochheiser, Shiva Azadegan, Mike O’Leary, Claude F. Turner
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1.37 MB
Date:
01 July 2010
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The security injections project at Towson University proposes to “inject” security across the foundational and upper-level courses at universities and community. To achieve this, we and our partner institutions design and develop a series of strategically-placed, security-related, self-contained modules to be used in classes. An easy to use web portal serves as the repository and dissemination medium for modules targeted at computer literacy, CS1, CS2, and other courses. To date, this project has reached over 1000 students and we have held training workshops attended by 45 instructors at 5 institutions. Assessment instruments for student learning have been designed and controlled experiments with 19 classes in three institutions have shown promising results.

Injecting Security in the Curriculum – Experiences in Effective Dissemination and Assessment Design