Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
To answer the question of whether creating a competitive environment drives students’ engagement while completing class objectives, two EMU Honors students designed and built a web application that creates such an environment. This system allows students to complete assignments that are weighted on a point system and compare scores on an anonymous “Leaderboard”. This system attempts to emulate a competition environment for objective-based learning and is designed to be used for Information Security lab assignments similar to a Security competition environment. Although the primary proof-of-concept labs for this project for this project are in the Computer Science and Information Security realms, such a competitive platform can be used for a variety of disciplines and subjects.
Pelletier, Zachariah, "Building a competitive platform for cyber security and computer science technical challenges" (2021). Senior Honors Theses & Projects. 704.