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Published in: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) 2-3/2021

02-08-2021 | Original Paper

Encryption activity to improve higher-order thinking in engineering students

Authors: Moisés García-Martínez, Sergio Rolando Cruz-Ramírez, José Manuel Olais-Govea

Published in: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) | Issue 2-3/2021

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Abstract

Through the didactic design of sequential activities focused on recreating the ENIGMA machine, this work presents a proposal to improve higher-order thinking among engineering students. The encryption activity, as a core concept and activity in this didactic sequence, provides students with programming tools to learn in innovative and challenging ways. Using LabVIEW as a technological tool, the students advanced in their programming competencies. Besides cognitive competencies, this approach also aims to develop intrapersonal and transversal competencies. The learning environment in this research project was defined, designed, and analyzed within an action-research framework.
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A full explanation of this material is found on the site http//mckoss.com/crypto/enigma.htm. This is material registered by Michael C. Koss (2003).
 
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Metadata
Title
Encryption activity to improve higher-order thinking in engineering students
Authors
Moisés García-Martínez
Sergio Rolando Cruz-Ramírez
José Manuel Olais-Govea
Publication date
02-08-2021
Publisher
Springer Paris
Published in
International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) / Issue 2-3/2021
Print ISSN: 1955-2513
Electronic ISSN: 1955-2505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-021-00756-2

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