The on-line lectures produced by Prof Bill Buchanan have reached over half-a-million minutes watched on-line. These lectures were produced as part of the lectures related to computer security, digital forensics, software development, networking, wireless systems, and other related areas.
Currently there are over 400 on-line lectures on Youtube, which aim to support a range of students in their studies, especially focused on distance and remote learners. A key objective, though, is to provide every learner with the same learning environment.
Student feedback has show that these on-line lectures allow students to catch-up on key principles before assessments. Only with this research conducted by the team has shown that students mainly watch them after the face-to-face lecture, and then just before tests.
All of the lectures are supported by an extensive Web site: asecuritysite.com.
The research team at Edinburgh Napier University now aim to scale-up and provide an extensive training infrastructure with Web, video and Cloud support for a completely virtualised environment, but one which assesses the performance of the trainee, and gives itemized feedback on improvements that can make.
A range of training courses are already planned within the Cloud environment, including Mac Forensics, Network Investigations, Threat Analysis, Open Data Gathering, EnCase v7, Android Forensics, First Responder and Red v Blue Team.