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Courses start on:

18 February 2024

Larissa, Greece

31 March 2024

Larissa, Greece

 

12 May 2024

Larissa, Greece

16 June 2024

Krakow, Poland

14 July 2024

Fira, Greece (Santorini)

18 August 2024

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

 

29 September 2024

Larissa, Greece

3 November 2024

Larissa, Greece

1 December 2024

Larissa, Greece

12 January 2025

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

23 February 2025

Larissa, Greece

30 March 2025

Larissa, Greece

11 May 2025

Larissa, Greece

15 June 2025

Krakow, Poland

20 July 2025

Fira, Greece (Santorini)

17 August 2025

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

14 September 2025

Larissa, Greece

26 October 2025

Larissa, Greece

23 November 2025

Larissa, Greece

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

CYBERSECURITY IN EDUCATION - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

 

In today's digital age, the importance of cybersecurity and the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education cannot be overstated. This course provides educators of all disciplines with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles, threats, and best practices in an educational context. Additionally, it explores the benefits, risks, and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI technologies in education.

 

Throughout this interactive and engaging course, participants will delve into the fundamentals of cybersecurity, including data protection, social engineering, malware prevention, and incident response. They will gain practical skills and strategies to safeguard digital assets, protect personal information, and promote safe online behaviour among students.

 

Furthermore, the course delves into the realm of AI in education, examining its applications, potential benefits, and challenges. Participants will explore AI safety and security, privacy concerns, and ethical issues that arise when integrating AI technologies into the learning process. They will learn how to navigate these considerations and promote responsible and ethical use of AI in educational settings.

 

The course combines theoretical knowledge, hands-on exercises, case studies, and group discussions to foster a collaborative and dynamic learning environment. Participants will develop practical skills through activities such as phishing awareness exercises, incident response simulations, and risk assessment projects. They will also engage in group projects focusing on cybersecurity awareness campaigns and ethical considerations in AI education.

 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively navigate the cybersecurity landscape, protect digital assets, and foster a secure and ethical learning environment. They will be prepared to address cybersecurity challenges, implement best practices, and make informed decisions regarding the integration of AI technologies in education.

This course is designed for educators of all disciplines, including teachers, headmasters, and employees in local educational authorities who are eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and AI in the context of education. Whether you have a basic understanding or no prior experience in these areas, this course is tailored to accommodate participants at all levels. It is especially beneficial for educators who wish to play an active role in promoting cybersecurity awareness, protecting digital assets, and effectively utilizing AI technologies in their educational practices. The course aims to empower participants with practical strategies and tools to navigate the evolving landscape of cybersecurity, ensure the privacy and safety of educational environments, and make informed decisions regarding the responsible integration of AI in education.

 

Note: The course can be customized in duration and content to meet the specific needs and goals of the participants and educational institutions.

Methodology

 

The methodology employed in this course on cybersecurity in education is designed to create an engaging and interactive learning experience for participants. The course adopts a blended learning approach, combining theoretical knowledge with practical exercises, case studies, and group discussions. Sessions will include instructor-led presentations, hands-on activities, and real-world scenarios to provide a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity concepts and their application in educational settings. Participants will have access to relevant resources, recommended readings, and online platforms to further enhance their learning outside the classroom. The course encourages active participation, critical thinking, and collaboration among participants, fostering a supportive environment for sharing experiences and best practices. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through practical exercises and group projects, enabling them to translate theory into actionable strategies that can be implemented within their own educational institutions. Continuous assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the course to monitor progress and address any questions or concerns.

 

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Define cybersecurity and articulate its importance in an educational context.

  • Identify common cybersecurity threats and challenges faced by educational institutions.

  • Understand the fundamentals of information security, including the CIA triad.

  • Implement data protection measures, access control, and encryption techniques.

  • Apply security policies and best practices to safeguard digital assets in an educational setting.

  • Recognize social engineering techniques and phishing attacks, and implement prevention strategies.

  • Mitigate risks associated with malware and ransomware attacks in educational institutions.

  • Establish strong password security measures and educate students about password hygiene.

  • Comply with data privacy regulations and protect student and staff personal information.

  • Secure wireless networks, Wi-Fi access points, and mobile devices in educational settings.

  • Promote safe internet usage and responsible online behaviour among students.

  • Address cyberbullying incidents, manage online reputation, and support students' mental well-being.

  • Develop incident response procedures and effectively report cybersecurity incidents.

  • Utilize collaboration tools, resources, and networks for ongoing professional development in cybersecurity.

  • Understand the applications of AI in education and its benefits and challenges.

  • Identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with AI systems in educational environments.

  • Apply best practices for ensuring the safety and security of AI technologies.

  • Discuss ethical considerations and promote responsible use of AI in education.

  • Explore the potential of AI in enhancing the learning process and decision-making in education.

  • Evaluate the impact of AI on privacy, data protection, and ethical decision-making in educational institutions.

  • Enhance professional skills through mastering tools for virtual communication and collaboration, design, and publishing.

  • Improve English fluency (the official language of the course).

  • Promote intercultural awareness.

  • Experience with the online collaboration platforms for preparation, dissemination, and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthen their European collaboration among people using ICT in education in different contexts.

  • Share insights into different education systems.

 

These program outcomes aim to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of Internet safety and security as well as the highly emerging and important subject of Artificial Intelligence, and their implications in education. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and awareness necessary to foster a secure and ethical learning environment, protect digital assets, and leverage AI technologies responsibly for educational purposes.

 

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture which will be presented during the course. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

7 day programme (35 hours) 560 €

   Day 1: Welcome and Course Introduction

  • Session 1: Course Introduction and Welcome

    • Introduction of participants,

    • warm ups and ice breakers,

    • outline of the programme.

  • Session 2: Overview of Cybersecurity

    • Definition of cybersecurity and its importance in education

    • Introduction to common cybersecurity threats and challenges

    • Discussion on the role of teachers in promoting cybersecurity awareness

 

   Day 2:  Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Threats and Protection

  • Session 1: Fundamentals of Information Security

    • Understanding the CIA triad: confidentiality, integrity, and availability

    • Introduction to data protection, access control, and encryption basics

    • Overview of security policies and best practices for teachers

  • Session 2: Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

    • Social engineering techniques used by cyber attackers

    • Identification of phishing emails and websites

    • Prevention strategies for social engineering attacks in the classroom

  • Session 3: Malware and Ransomware

    • Different types of malware (viruses, worms, trojans)

    • Impact of ransomware attacks on educational institutions

    • Prevention and mitigation strategies for malware

 

   Day 3: Data Privacy and Protection - Network Security and Wireless Communication

  • Session 1: Password Security and Authentication

    • Creating strong passwords and using multi-factor authentication

    • Secure password management techniques

    • Educating students about password security

  • Session 2: Data Privacy Regulations and Protection

    • Overview of data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR, COPPA)

    • Strategies for protecting student and staff personal information

    • Privacy-enhancing technologies and best practices

  • Session 3: Network Security Basics

    • Understanding network vulnerabilities and threats

    • Securing wireless networks and Wi-Fi access points

    • Best practices for network security in educational institutions

  • Session 4: Mobile Device Security

    • Risks associated with mobile devices in educational settings

    • Strategies for securing smartphones and tablets

    • Appropriate use of mobile devices for learning purposes

   Day 4: Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship

  • Session 1: Safe Internet Usage

    • Identifying safe online resources for educational purposes

    • Introduction to content filtering and parental control tools

    • Cyberbullying and Online Reputation

      • Understanding the impact of cyberbullying on students' mental health

      • Strategies for preventing and addressing cyberbullying incidents

      • Teaching students about managing their online reputation

  • Session 2: Digital Citizenship

    • Promoting responsible online behaviour among students

 

  Day 5: Building a Cybersecurity Culture in Education

  • Session 1: Incident Response and Reporting

    • Overview of incident response procedures in case of a cyber attack

    • Teaching teachers how to report incidents and seek help

    • Developing an incident response plan for educational institutions

  • Session 2: Collaboration and Resources for Educators

    • Introduction to cybersecurity resources and organizations for educators

    • Creating a network for sharing best practices and experiences

    • Encouraging continuous learning and professional development in cybersecurity

   Day 6: AI Safety, Security, and Ethical Issues in Education

  • Session 1: Introduction to AI in Education

    • Overview of the applications of AI in educational settings

    • Benefits and challenges of integrating AI into the learning process

    • Understanding the role of teachers in AI-driven education

  • Session 2: AI Safety and Security in Education

    • Risks and vulnerabilities associated with AI systems in education

    • Privacy concerns and data protection in AI-powered learning environments

    • Best practices for ensuring the safety and security of AI technologies in educational institutions

  • Session 3: Ethical Considerations in AI Education

    • Ethical implications of using AI in educational decision-making

    • Promoting fairness, transparency, and accountability in AI algorithms

    • Teaching students about the ethical use of AI and responsible AI citizenship

   Day 7: Collaboration tools, Presentations and Conclusions

  • Session 1: Online tools for collaboration in ICT projects, eTwinning, European School Education Platform

  • Session 2: Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

    • Presentation of Group Projects

    • Open floor for remaining questions and discussions

    • Concluding remarks on the potential of AI in education

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