Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Android-Based Mobile Apps for Hands-on Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_243-1



As mobile devices grow increasingly in popularity within the student community, novel educational activities and tools, as well as learning approaches, can be developed to get benefit from this prevalence of mobile devices (e.g., mobility and closeness to students’ daily lives). Particularly, information security education should reflect the current trend in computing platforms away from the desktop and toward mobile devices.

Nowadays, the need to use a practice- and application-oriented approach in information security education is paramount (Chen and Lin 2007). Hands-on learning through lab exercises plays a key role in information security education. In fact, a security education curriculum that does not give the students the opportunity to experiment in practice with security techniques cannot prepare them to be able to protect efficiently the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISS DepartmentCollege of Information Technology, UAE UniversityAl AinUAE

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bill Davey
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia