Many security and resilience studies students are professionals who work full-time. Thus, many prefer online learning. Experiential learning incorporates a wide variety of learning activities. The scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) shows us that experiential engagement can enrich learning in face-to-face and online modalities. Experiential activities can also be customized for nontraditional students. This article identifies relevant SOTL literature for online experiential learning. It then discusses an example of how experiential learning can be integrated throughout the online courses of an interdisciplinary master’s program targeted to full-time working professionals. 


Maeve Dion

Maeve Dion is an Assistant Professor of Security Studies and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management at the University of New Hampshire. Maeve serves as the Governor-Appointed Chair of the New Hampshire Information Technology Council. Before joining UNH, she worked for the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University and George Mason University. Maeve has provided expert consultation to numerous U.S. and European government agencies and professional associations in the past two decades. Her research interests include cybersecurity metrics, governance, risk management, and pedagogy. Maeve earned a J.D. from George Mason University.

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No. 8 Experiential Learning for Nontraditional Students in an Online, Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Cybersecurity