Grant / January 2020

Programming for Privacy in High School Classrooms

Learning about online privacy early (beginning in high school) can be an effective entree to complex topics in cybersecurity and networking, yet many teachers have expressed concern that such non-programming content might not be compatible with their schools’ computer-science standards. A team of researchers will develop “Teaching Privacy” lessons that integrate programming and privacy, with exercises in core areas, including API programming and “big data” style association rule mining exercises. The researchers will work with high school teachers to evaluate the exercises as part of a potential “Programming for Privacy” curriculum.