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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Learning-Technologies
Publisher : 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Source : 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (2017)
Keywords : Computer security, Computers, Conferences, Encryption, games, Training .
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering
Center : Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE), Amrita Center For Research in Analytics
Department : Computer Science
Year : 2017
Abstract : Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming relevant in India. In recent years, the Indian government has been in-centivizing cashless transactions and few villages have been completely digitized. A major concerns of digitization is the rising cyber crimes such as malware infections, cyberbullying and other online financial frauds. Nearly 70% of India lives in villages. Channelising the young minds in villages towards informed use of technology and information security awareness can greatly benefit the cyber safety of the country. In this paper, we describe a game-based training model for imparting cybersecurity education and awareness for village students in India. We conducted pilot workshops in two different villages in Andhra Pradesh, a southern state in India. We blended constructivist pedagogy along with game based learning and collaboration. The training involved theory classes along with practical and game.
Cite this Research Publication : V. Pavithran, Raj, A. S., Prof. Prema Nedungadi, and Achuthan, K., “Hello World: Bootstrapping Cybersecurity Education in Indian Rural High Schools”, in 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2017