This YouTube video from Symantec Education is the first of nine film clips on Internet fraud. It discusses phishing schemes as well as how to avoid getting scammed. While the video does end with an advertisement for Symantec's product, the video is very informative.
Type of Material:
The video is short enough that it could be used in class as part of a class discussion.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The goal of this module is to inform viewers about phishing techniques and what to avoid doing when potentially exposed.
Target Student Population:
Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The author provides the audience with a practitioner’s perspective on computer security. Content is accurate, current, and relevant, enabling personal practical application. Concepts are integrated and summarized very well.
The presentation is passive and lacks any audience interactivity features.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The presentation is exceptionally efficient in that teachers and students could learn a lot in a short time. The presentation is easy to build a discussion around. Learning objectives have been included.
While the concept of phishing is important for younger people to understand, but many of the issues discussed won’t apply (bank accounts, credit cards, etc) or be understood without some discussion.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This module is very easy to use and entertaining. The presentation is professionally executed and delivered. Design quality is excellent.
The presentation lacks built-in audience interactivity.
Other Issues and Comments:
This module links to one of several YouTube videos on computer security. While each one ends with an advertisement for Symantec's product, the videos are good sources of information.
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