Learning Security

Evaluation Methods

While our previous workshops have generally fallen short in terms of objective, quantitative evaluation of participants’ skills and behaviors, we inserted performance metrics as a central element of our work at Columbia. Most concretely, during our final session of the semester, we tested participants’ competency with the core tools and techniques covered in our workshops. We also worked with a combination of direct observation and brief interviews as a way to get some sense of the extent to which students had actually changed their habits in response to the coursework.