Title: Issues in information security curriculum: collaborative learning and team teaching

Authors: Marn-Ling Shing, Chen-Chi Shing, Kuo Lane Chen, Huei Lee

Addresses: Early Child Education Department and Institute of Child Development, Taipei Municipal University of Education, 1 Ai-Kuo West Road, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. ' Information Technology Department, Radford University, Box 6933, Radford, VA 24142, USA. ' School of Accountancy and Information Systems, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Systems, College of Business, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

Abstract: This paper examined the syllabuses of information security courses from different colleges and universities. The results indicated that different departments offer the information security courses across the campus. Due to the interdisciplinary content and complexity of the information security courses, most instructors lack appropriate training in diverse contents in information security. This paper proposes collaborative learning and team teaching as methods in training faculty members in teaching information security courses to achieve better results. A case study shows that team teaching and collaborative learning are effective ways to train instructors who teach information security courses.

Keywords: information security curriculum; information assurance curriculum; collaborative learning; course modularisation; team teaching; innovation; education; teaching; instructor training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2007.012961

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.5, pp.516 - 529

Published online: 02 Apr 2007 *

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