Design of a Technology-Enhanced and Culturally Responsive Curriculum to Engage Elementary Children in Cryptography and Cybersecurity

Antonenko, P., Xu, Z., Koh, D., Dawson, K., Bhunia, S., Benedict, A. (2020). Design of a technology-enhanced and culturally responsive curriculum to engage elementary children in cryptography and cybersecurity. Paper presented at the 2020 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

This presentation discussed the experiences and strategies of a diverse, interdisciplinary team of researchers and teachers in their quest to design and develop an innovative curriculum for engaging elementary-age children in cryptography and cybersecurity education. The presentation focused on the efforts to ensure cultural responsiveness of the curriculum design and effective use of touch-screen technology. Qualitative data were discussed to show evidence of the usability and feasibility of the approach.