Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research
This paper describes the philosophy and pedagogy informing the design and development of Security Science online units. The Physical Security unit is used to illustrate the development of the online learning strategies and interactive activities. Learning materials developed for this course have unique attributes as they were specifically designed to provide simulations and interactivity in the learning process. Field scenarios have been developed for the activities to make the learning experiences as realistic as possible. Simulations and graphics provide these experiences, together with security site images for actual security barriers, systems and technologies. Features of units in the course include graphics, simulations, and video clips to present learning aspects of security that are not normally available to students.