Exploring Cybersecurity Education at the K-12 Level
Weiru Chen, Yuming He, Old Dominion University, United States ; Xin Tian, Kennesaw State University, United States ; Wu He, Old Dominion University, United States
SITE Interactive Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-58-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
K-12 cybersecurity education is receiving growing attention with the growing number of cyberattacks and a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. However, there are many barriers for teachers to implement effective cybersecurity education in formal classroom environments. This study conducts a systematic literature review to examine the current state-of-the-art on K-12 cybersecurity education. Through the systematic literature review, we identified 20 closely relevant papers and recognized that a well-designed curriculum in cybersecurity education at the K-12 level is strongly needed to motivate students to pursue cybersecurity pathways and careers. The challenge and suggestions of curriculum design, teaching strategy, and learning assessment are summarized and discussed.
Chen, W., He, Y., Tian, X. & He, W. (2021). Exploring Cybersecurity Education at the K-12 Level. In E. Langran & D. Rutledge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE Interactive Conference (pp. 108-114). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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