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Security Education Using Second Life
March/April 2009 (vol. 7 no. 2)
pp. 71-74
Jungwoo Ryoo, Pennsylvania State University
Angsana Techatassanasoontorn, Pennsylvania State University
Dongwon Lee, Pennsylvania State University
Many existing information security exercises only focus on the technical aspect of security and lack a meaningful context. These conventional teaching strategies have their role, but the authors believe that educating a future generation of security professionals demands a more student-centered and contextualized pedagogical approach that could prepare students for the highly dynamic world of information security. To meet these challenges, they developed a novel security education environment that improves student engagement and learning efficacy by using Second Life, a popular 3D, Web-based virtual social world.

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Index Terms:
Security and privacy, education, information security, virtual world, Second Life
Jungwoo Ryoo, Angsana Techatassanasoontorn, Dongwon Lee, "Security Education Using Second Life," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 71-74, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.49
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