Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Start Date

21-5-2010 9:30 AM

Abstract

This paper provides background information to accompany the panel discussion on Curriculum Design and Implementation in Computer Forensics Education. It is specifically focused on the content and delivery of Defiance College’s undergraduate (B.S.) program majoring in Digital Forensic Science (DFS). The genesis and evolution of the Defiance College DFS program are described, along with its successes, challenges and known opportunities for improvement. The desired outcomes of the panel discussion include articulating the necessary components of an undergraduate program, refining expectations of knowledge and skills required of students upon graduation, and suggesting strategies for achieving those expectations despite inevitable resource limitations and diverse student demographics.

Keywords: education, undergraduate, digital forensics, computer forensics, pedagogy, skills development

 
May 21st, 9:30 AM

The Defiance College Undergraduate Major in Digital Forensic Science: Setting the Bar Higher

St. Paul, Minnesota

This paper provides background information to accompany the panel discussion on Curriculum Design and Implementation in Computer Forensics Education. It is specifically focused on the content and delivery of Defiance College’s undergraduate (B.S.) program majoring in Digital Forensic Science (DFS). The genesis and evolution of the Defiance College DFS program are described, along with its successes, challenges and known opportunities for improvement. The desired outcomes of the panel discussion include articulating the necessary components of an undergraduate program, refining expectations of knowledge and skills required of students upon graduation, and suggesting strategies for achieving those expectations despite inevitable resource limitations and diverse student demographics.

Keywords: education, undergraduate, digital forensics, computer forensics, pedagogy, skills development