Fostering student learning in information security fields through collaborative learning in virtual computer laboratories

Kimberly G. Wagner, Mitchel C. Myers, Abdullah Konak

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Abstract

This paper discusses the benefits of group work in a Collaborative Virtual Computer Laboratory (CVCLAB) to enhance student learning in information security fields. The CVCLAB integrates virtual machine technologies and pedagogical approaches in a collaborative leaning model to address the challenges in the information security education. A qualitative analysis of student experiences of the CVCLAB was performed using the grounded theory. The outcomes of this qualitative analysis indicated that students who performed challenging activities in groups experienced less frustration and reported higher satisfaction with the activities and learning environment. Finally, the paper recommends strategies to design collaborative activities for virtual computer laboratories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISEC 2013 - 3rd IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2013
Event3rd IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2013 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2013Mar 9 2013

Publication series

NameISEC 2013 - 3rd IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference

Other

Other3rd IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/9/133/9/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering

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