Evaluating student learning in an IT curriculum using Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy

Karen P. Patten, Mark Alan Harris

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Abstract

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires any accredited undergraduate Information Technology (IT) program to develop a continuous improvement practice to evaluate and update the undergraduate IT curriculum as necessary. During the process to incorporate cybersecurity topics into the IT curriculum, the faculty at a southeastern public university developed an IT Security-related and Cybersecurity Curriculum Taxonomy to identify strategies to move security-related topics taught in the higher level courses to lower and intermediate courses. To do this, the faculty combined Bloom's Taxonomy's six levels of thinking with Webb's Depth of Knowledge Model to create Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy. The purpose of this paper is to describe the methodology used to create the taxonomy with the expectation that the same method could be used to evaluate any IT curriculum for a variety of reasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages111-114
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450344524
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2016
Event17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, SIGITE 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2016Oct 1 2016

Publication series

NameSIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education

Other

Other17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, SIGITE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period9/28/1610/1/16

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Keywords

  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • IT curriculum
  • Student learning outcomes
  • Webb's depth of knowledge model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Patten, K. P., & Harris, M. A. (2016). Evaluating student learning in an IT curriculum using Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy. In SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (pp. 111-114). (SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2978192.2978236

Evaluating student learning in an IT curriculum using Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy. / Patten, Karen P.; Harris, Mark Alan.

SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2016. p. 111-114 (SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Patten, KP & Harris, MA 2016, Evaluating student learning in an IT curriculum using Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy. in SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 111-114, 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, SIGITE 2016, Boston, United States, 9/28/16. https://doi.org/10.1145/2978192.2978236
Patten KP, Harris MA. Evaluating student learning in an IT curriculum using Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy. In SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2016. p. 111-114. (SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/2978192.2978236
Patten, Karen P. ; Harris, Mark Alan. / Evaluating student learning in an IT curriculum using Bloom's - Webb's Curriculum Taxonomy. SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2016. pp. 111-114 (SIGITE 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education).
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