The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) have opened the call for papers for the National Conference on Learning and Teaching in Cybersecurity.
The conference will focus on learning and teaching in cyber security and digital forensics which includes, but is not limited to:
- future-oriented cyber security teaching, learning and assessment;
- high-impact practices in cyber security learning;
- learning analytics;
- teaching models, frameworks and platforms;
- virtual learning environments;
- educational leadership;
- indigenous, ethnic and cultural perspectives on cyber security teaching;
- curriculum development;
- engagement with and demand from industry.
Demonstration topics include, but are not limited to:
- penetration testing/ ethical hacking;
- cyber security solution software;
- digital forensics.
Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said:
“As part of the Government's work to tackle cyber threats, we're making sure our computing graduates have the knowledge and skills essential for their role in helping protect the UK. There is a strong demand from employers for graduates with good cyber security skills and we're working closely with the Higher Education Academy to improve teaching and learning opportunities. This conference will enable academics, students and practitioners to exchange ideas and develop new ways to ensure we have the best people possible working to protect the UK in cyber space.”
The conference is part of a joint initiative between the HEA and the Government's National Cyber Security Programme to improve the quality of teaching and learning in cyber security. The Government is working to increase the supply of cyber security skills and encourage more people into the sector in order to keep the UK safe in cyber space.
Selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper to Springer Transactions on Edutainment.
Please complete the submissions form below and email to K.Kifayat@ljmu.ac.uk.
The call for papers closes on 1 May 2016.
The conference takes place at Maple House Etc Venues, Birmingham, on 15 June 2016.