Information Security: Malware is an approximately 9 1/2 minute video on that topic. It defines malware as malicious code and delineates 7 types: viruses, trojan horses, warms, spyware, dialers, keyloggers, and adware. Each type is distinguished and explained. The importance of anti-virus software is also explained.
In addition to the video, links to sites mentioned in the video are provided as are links to the other videos in the series. A transcript of sorts is also available.
This is from an introduction to computers course and is part of a series of 8 videos on computer security-related topics.
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Type of Material:
It can be used in class embedded in a discussion or, as material to view before class in a flipped classroom - or after class as reinforcement.
Any browser with ability to run YouTube videos.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The student can -
- Learn what malware is.
- Learn about the different types of malware.
- Learn how to keep their computer safe from malware.
Target Student Population:
Lower-level college, high school, middle school. Anyone who wants to learn self paced about malware.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
No specific skills are needed, but familiarity with YouTube video controls would be useful.
The material is pertinent to any introduction to computer class -- in fact, to anyone owning a computer. It is central to personal computer security. Highlights are presented and different types of malware are distinguished. Not only explains the malware and how to protect the computers. Also explains all the different protective programs available.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Material is concise, but can be very effective in introducing the concept of malware and providing understanding of the different types. It could be used in several different ways: in a flipped classroom to introduce the topic, in class to highlight important points, or after class to provide reinforcement.
Recommendations are provided for avoiding malware and links are provided to various anti-virus tools in order to help the reader combat it.
The visual presentation provides interest and engages multiple senses. The teacher can be seen and heard in the corner of each slide explaining the information. However, this is not just a talking-head presentation. Important points are presented in bullets on the slide -- in a large font. Additionally, relevant graphics may be present.
It is possible to get closed-captioning as well as a transcript.
Material is concise. This is appropriate for its purpose since students lose interest in long videos especially if they are not interactive. However, it does not leave much time for introductions and/or summaries.
Both the captioning and transcript are computer-generated and there are mistakes.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The video works well and is self-contained. Terms are clearly explained. Easy to learn material. Talking method is not bland or monotone.
There are no instructions, but they are probably not needed for today's generation of computer users.
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