Looking through the stations on AllaBoardhe, I found a number of stations that are worth checking out. Personally, I have always been a fan of online security and breaching. First off, the website does start its education rather linearly. Beginning with Wikipedia articles that describe what the basic idea of a computer virus is. Then, it proceeds little by little to explain how to keep your passwords and financial information safe. This is a key point that everyone must learn before navigating to websites that use credit cards. I have come to learn that credit card fraud and theft are very common today because of their unregulated widespread use online. Not only that, but the website did point to the number 1 concern with new internet users – phishing. The greatest forms of security can always be beaten by someone looking over your shoulder, and AllBoard does emphasize social engineering to a degree considered acceptable. Overall, I did not learn anything new, but that is partly due to my interest in the matter. Yet, I was assured that someone who may have not been interested in cyber security before would indeed have sufficient enough knowledge after browsing through this station to be more careful online.
Another station that caught my attention was learning tools. This is a topic that I am particularly uninformed in. I first got introduced to concept maps, a way that if I recall correctly I first got introduced to in my Core 1010 course. Then, I dived deep into aspects of studying and a mind mapping software. This was rather enlightening for me, as the mind map-software made everything exponentially easier to do. Then, the interesting things started coming. Classes like Student Success Toolbox did offer insight into how people behave and function, and what should be done to enhance the memory and studying experience. This is genuinely useful to a person like me. I have struggled multiple times in the past with deadlines and studying, and I always set goals too lofty for my own sake. I am willing to give these new techniques a shot, since any improvement is highly welcome. Overall, I must admit that this is a genuinely useful section to bring any beginner up to speed on a variety of topics – boosting the overall digital literacy.