Audience response system, Blended assessment, Information security literacy, Learning interest



  1. Lin, Kai-Yin PhD


In the Internet era, information security literacy is a global imperative for nursing students. This study combined an audience response system and an online system to formulate an assessment strategy based on the concept of blended learning. The participants of this study comprised two college nursing classes of an introductory computer science course in Taiwan. With information security as the teaching content, we adopted a quasi-experimental approach to conduct a 5-week teaching experiment. A blended assessment model was adopted for the experiment group, while slide presentation and verbal assessment were used for the control group. Pretests and posttests were administered for information security literacy and learning environment stimulation. The study results indicate the following: (1) the experimental group performed significantly better than the control group in information security literacy, with statistically significant differences in scores regarding information security knowledge and information security skills; (2) the experimental group also presented higher learning motivation than the control group, with statistically significant differences in scores regarding self-efficacy, achievement goals, and learning environment stimulation.