Title: Designing digital security course in educational sciences
Authors: Marjan Krašna; Tomaž Bratina
Department of Pedagogy and Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia.
Department of Pedagogy and Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Abstract: Topics of digital security were neglected in our education for long time. Only in last two years studies have shown that digital natives or digi-kids are not sufficiently aware of these topics. Our research reveals that while students are not immune to these problems, teachers are almost completely ignorant about the digital security. We have created a master level course for teaching digital security in education, which we will run for the first time this year. In order to fulfil this task, we decide which topics are relevant for education and establish contemporary students' digital security knowledge. Topics related to psychology and other social sciences courses were not included but we provide ground knowledge for further studies. Therefore, we include topics of data security, computer viruses, computer fraud, spyware, and identity theft.
Keywords: digital security; digital competences; curriculum development; educational sciences; course design; digital natives; digi-kids; student knowledge; teachers; masters degrees; psychology; social sciences; computer viruses; computer fraud; spyware; identity theft; internet; world wide web; University of Maribor; universities; higher education; Slovenia; knowledge engineering; soft data paradigms; computers.
Int. J. of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms, 2012 Vol.3, No.3/4, pp.280 - 293
Available online: 01 Dec 2012