Visible to the public Teaching Cybersecurity Using Guided Inquiry Collaborative Learning

TitleTeaching Cybersecurity Using Guided Inquiry Collaborative Learning
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsYuan, X., Zhang, T., Shama, A. A., Xu, J., Yang, L., Ellis, J., He, W., Waters, C.
Conference Name2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Date Published Oct. 2019
ISBN Number978-1-7281-1746-1
Keywordscollaborative learning, Collaborative Work, Communication networks, computer aided instruction, computer science education, cyber physical systems, cybersecurity education, cybersecurity teaching, Education, firewall, firewalls, Firewalls (computing), groupware, Guided inquiry, guided inquiry collaborative learning materials, IPsec, Logic gates, privacy, professional skills, pubcrawl, soft skills, student-centered education, teaching, teaching methods, team working

This Innovate Practice Full Paper describes our experience with teaching cybersecurity topics using guided inquiry collaborative learning. The goal is to not only develop the students' in-depth technical knowledge, but also "soft skills" such as communication, attitude, team work, networking, problem-solving and critical thinking. This paper reports our experience with developing and using the Guided Inquiry Collaborative Learning materials on the topics of firewall and IPsec. Pre- and post-surveys were conducted to access the effectiveness of the developed materials and teaching methods in terms of learning outcome, attitudes, learning experience and motivation. Analysis of the survey data shows that students had increased learning outcome, participation in class, and interest with Guided Inquiry Collaborative Learning.

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