The Problem with Teaching Defence against the Dark Arts: A Review of Game-based Learning Applications and Serious Games for Cyber Security Education

Rene Roepke, Ulrik Schroeder

Abstract

When it comes to game-based approaches for cyber security education for end-users, similarities can be drawn to the problem with teaching Defence against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts. While teachers do not last due to the position’s curse, game-based approaches in cyber security education for end-users often do not survive the prototype phase and hence, they are not available to the public. In this paper, we review game-based learning applications and serious games for cyber security education for end-users to respond to two hypotheses. First, we expect that not many games for end-users without prior knowledge and skills in Computer Science (CS) are available. Next, we hypothesize that available games do not teach sustainable knowledge or skills in CS to properly qualify end-users. For review, we use a two-fold approach including a systematic literature review and a product search. As a result, we falsified the first hypothesis and found indicators verifying the second. Future work includes a closer look on available games with respect to game mechanisms, technologies and design principles.

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Roepke R. and Schroeder U. (2019). The Problem with Teaching Defence against the Dark Arts: A Review of Game-based Learning Applications and Serious Games for Cyber Security Education.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 58-66. DOI: 10.5220/0007706100580066


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Rene Roepke and Ulrik Schroeder},
title={The Problem with Teaching Defence against the Dark Arts: A Review of Game-based Learning Applications and Serious Games for Cyber Security Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={58-66},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007706100580066},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - The Problem with Teaching Defence against the Dark Arts: A Review of Game-based Learning Applications and Serious Games for Cyber Security Education
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Roepke R.
AU - Schroeder U.
PY - 2019
SP - 58
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0007706100580066