A freshman level course on information assurance: Can it be done? here's how

Robin Gandhi, Connie Jones, William Mahoney

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Abstract

Offering a freshman level course in Information Assurance (IA) that is open to all majors in a University seems like a responsible thing to do. However, IA is considered as an advanced technical topic, and its integration in undergraduate curriculums is primarily at the junior and senior level. Here we describe our experiences in designing and imparting a freshman level IA course. We discuss challenges and solutions for making the course appealing to a broad audience; strategies to increase enrollment; pedagogical techniques, and experiences from the past six semesters that such a course has been successfully taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages50-61
Number of pages12
Volume3
No3
Specialist publicationACM Inroads
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Computer security
  • Global diversity
  • Information assurance
  • University education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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