Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 28

Volume 28 Number 1, Pages 11-20

November 2017


Faculty Workshops for Teaching Information Assurance through Hands-On Exercises and Case Studies


Xiaohong Yuan
Kenneth Williams
Huiming Yu

North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411, USA

Audrey Rorrer
Bei-Tseng Chu

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223, USA

Li Yang
Kathy Winters
Joseph Kizza

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA

Abstract: Though many Information Assurance (IA) educators agree that hands-on exercises and case studies improve student learning, hands-on exercises and case studies are not widely adopted due to the time needed to develop them and integrate them into curriculum. Under the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship for Service program, we organized two faculty development workshops to disseminate effective hands-on exercises and case studies developed through multiple previous and ongoing grants. To develop faculty expertise in IA, the workshop covered a wide range of IA topics. This paper describes the hands-on exercises and case studies we disseminated through the workshops and reports our experiences of holding the faculty summer workshops. The evaluation results show that workshop participants demonstrated high levels of satisfaction with knowledge and skills gained in both the 2012 and 2013 workshops. Workshop participants also reported use of hands-on lab and case study materials in our follow-up survey and interviews. The workshops provided a valuable opportunity for IA educators to communicate and form collaborations in teaching and research in IA.

Keywords: Faculty development, Experiential learning & education, Case study, Information assurance & security

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Recommended Citation: Yuan, X., Williams, K., Yu, H., Rorrer, A., Chu, B. -T., Yang, L., Winters, K., & Kizza, J. (2017). Faculty Workshops for Teaching Information Assurance through Hands-On Exercises and Case Studies. Journal of Information Systems Education, 28(1), pp. 11-20.