Professor's On-line Lectures Pass One Million Minutes Mark on YouTube


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The on-line academic lectures produced by Prof Bill Buchanan has reached the million minutes watched  mark on YouTube, with nearly 2,000 subscribers to the channel.

This on-line material was 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 550 on-line lectures on Youtube, and which aim to support a range of students in their studies, especially focused on distance and remote learners. 

Student feedback has show that these on-line lectures allow students to catch-up on key principles before assessments.

A key objective, though, is to provide every learner with the same learning environment. Most of the lectures, too, are supported by the Web site.

Bill has published 27 academic books, and is the editor of a new series of Cyber Security books. He has been involved with a wide range of research related opportunities, including two successful university spin-outs: Zonefox and Symphonic Trust

The research team at Edinburgh Napier University now are scaling-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 new training courses are coming up, including in Malware Analysis, Incident Response and Digital Forensics.

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