2019 Symposium Posters

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Comparing Learning Gains in Cryptography Concepts Taught Using Different Instructional Methods and Measuring Cognitive Processing Activity of Cryptography Concepts


Primary Investigator:
Melissa Dark

Project Members
Joe Beckman, Melissa Dark, Ph.D.
The Unites States continues to face a critical shortage of information security professionals who are sufficiently facile in information security concepts and abstractions to build, reconstitute, and adapt systems in a rapidly changing threat environment. This is especially true in knowledge domains like cryptography, which require the understanding and application of complex mathematical principles. This research investigates how the use of instruction using multiple representational forms (mathematical, language, and graphical) influence cryptography learning in computer science undergraduate students and the potential for measuring cryptography learning using fMRI.