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ERIC Number: EJ893898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Demonstrating Operating System Principles via Computer Forensics Exercises
Duffy, Kevin P.; Davis, Martin H., Jr.; Sethi, Vikram
Journal of Information Systems Education, v21 n2 p195-202 2010
We explore the feasibility of sparking student curiosity and interest in the core required MIS operating systems course through inclusion of computer forensics exercises into the course. Students were presented with two in-class exercises. Each exercise demonstrated an aspect of the operating system, and each exercise was written as a computer forensics investigation. Students were asked to indicate their perception of the practicality of the course material before and after completing the exercises. Based upon a t-test, we conclude that students find the course material to be of greater practical significance when course materials are linked to forensics topics. (Contains 1 table.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor Emeritus, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A