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Using Journals to Assess Non-STEM Student Learning in STEM Courses: A Case Study in Cybersecurity Education

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Title: Using Journals to Assess Non-STEM Student Learning in STEM Courses: A Case Study in Cybersecurity Education
Authors: Kessler, Gary
Dardick, Glenn
Holton, Douglas
Keywords: assessment using journals
cybersecurity education
STEM education to non-STEM students
Issue Date: 04 Jan 2017
Abstract: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a \ minor course of study in cybersecurity as an option in \ our undergraduate Homeland Security program. \ Since the students are, by and large, social scientists, \ the focus of the program is to build hyper-awareness \ of how cybersecurity integrates within their \ professional aspirations rather than to provide \ cybersecurity career-level proficiency. Assessing \ student learning of the technical aspects cannot be \ performed using traditional tests, as they would not \ properly measure what the students are learning in a \ practical sense. Instead, we employ journals and self-reflection \ to ask the students to express and \ demonstrate their learning. Although somewhat \ harder to grade, the journals have huge benefits to \ the learning environment as well as to actual \ learning.
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41172
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-0-2
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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