Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
NSF Grantees Poster Session
Cybersecurity and forensics are among the most critical areas of national importance in growing need of knowledgeable professionals. In an effort to identify and attract more students to forensics programs, RIT faculty have been working with Onondaga Community College and Corning Community College to develop a sequence of entertaining, engaging, and educational forensic games, suitable for first year students in college. Following narrative and/or storylines of the game via interactive dialogs and visualized abstract concepts, we expected that students will be motivated and engaged to obtain the necessary knowledge, and to develop their problem-solving skills while playing the game. This approach will potentially shorten pre-requisite chains of advanced courses, thereby reducing the time and cost for obtaining cybersecurity knowledge and skills for students. This project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation under Award DUE-1400567. This paper will primary focus on assessing the major project goals and objectives after briefly introducing our modular-based educational game framework and our pilot project applying this game framework in digital forensics courses. Based on three years’ experiments, the game modules appear to be effective in teaching the processes of digital forensics. This paper will share our evaluation strategy and results of assessing the effectiveness of the games-based course modules via a comprehensive evaluation plan. We will also evaluate the GUI-based game creator we developed to assist educators to create and develop new educational games, in an effort to disseminate this approach to STEM fields other than digital forensics. Finally, we will address the challenges and our future direction.
Pan, Y., & Yacci, M., & Mishra, S. (2018, June), Board 162: Assessing the Modular-based Digital Forensics Game for Entry Level Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29967
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