Assessing Knowledge and Skills in Forensics with Alternative Assessment Pathways

Maguire, J. (2022) Assessing Knowledge and Skills in Forensics with Alternative Assessment Pathways. In: Computing Education Practice 2022 (CEP 2022), Durham, United Kingdom, 06 Jan 2022, pp. 29-32. ISBN 9781450395618 (doi: 10.1145/3498343.3498351)

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Designing assessment for courses in computer science which are interdisciplinary by nature can be challenging. Challenging in making them interdisciplinary but also relevant within computing science. This paper presents the design and delivery of such an assessment for postgraduates in digital forensics that utilises assessment choice. Student teams were allowed to create either a program which implemented steganography or a report on the feasibility of such a tool being used to exfiltrate data by a whistle-blower in a fictional company. This paper reports on student feedback of this approach and provides a discussion on the benefits and concerns of utilising such an approach.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Forensics, computing, education, practice, cyber security.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maguire, Dr Joseph
Authors: Maguire, J.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 Association for Computing Machinery
First Published:First published in CEP 2022: Computing Education Practice 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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