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Using branching comics in college courses

By |2019-09-03T13:24:30-04:00September 3, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Term papers are part of the old college tradition: writing the paper enables students to both acquire a deeper understanding of course concepts and demonstrate that understanding to the instructor. These days, however, it is too easy to for students to plagiarize or buy a paper, and overworked faculty can spend hours grading a stack of papers. At Comic-BEE, we think that having each student create a branching comic is a better approach for today's learning environment. You can learn [...]

Comic-BEE and K12 education

By |2019-05-17T10:02:57-04:00May 16, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Comics are being used in K12 classrooms everywhere to get reluctant readers to read and to engage students in a wide range of topics, from language arts to history, math and science. If this idea is new to you, you may want to check out ComicsInEducation.com, a terrific compendium of useful information which is dedicated to the idea that understanding and making meaning of visual narratives like comics is of particular importance in this digital age. Facebook has a Comic [...]

Why use branching web comics for cybersecurity education?

By |2019-04-16T14:45:20-04:00February 6, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Nearly a decade ago, the Secure Decisions team created branching, graphic comics by hand for a cybersecurity education research project. The resulting web comics were well received but fairly expensive to create: each one took about a man month of time, and required both a graphic artist and a computer programmer to put together. Why did we spend all that time creating web comics for cybersecurity education? Stories are how we pass all kinds of knowledge on to children. And [...]