Hands-On Cyber Education
Starting this Fall, computer science and cyber engineering students at Louisiana Tech will be "Living with Cyber". Modeled after our highly successful "Living with the Lab" engineering courses, freshman computer science curriculum will be using Google Nexus 7 tablets combined with Raspberry Pi computers to provide students hand-on projects in learning the intricacies of planning, designing, programming, deploying, using, and evaluating software in an immersive learning environment. Using these devices, students will create software applications, while developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to form the foundation of their academic degree and prepare them for the numerous career opportunities in these fields.
The following three courses taught at Louisiana Tech will be the parts of Living with Cyber initiative:
- CSC 100 - Overview of Computer Science - (Honors Section)
An overview of the field of computing; history, impact on society, and current trends; together with an introduction to operating systems, editors, and rudimentary programming.
- CSC 120 - Introduction to Computer Programming
Introductory programming using early objects. Problem analysis and solution. Introductory modeling and abstraction. Documentation, good programming practices. Data and control structures as needed for projects.
- CSC 122 - Intermediate Computer Programming
Analysis, design and implementation of programs. Application structures, algorithm development, event-driven programming, graphical user interfaces, exception handling, recursion. More complete coverage of programming language features.
Scope and Opportunities
Software Developer and Computer Systems Analyst are #1 and #2 Best jobs.
— US News & Report 2014
800+ new IT professional positions in infranstructure, application development, cyber security, and cloud computing in Bossier City, LA.
— CSC Corporation announcement on February 18, 2014.
In the past five years, demand for cyber security jobs has grown 3.5X faster than computer jobs and 12X faster than any other job in the labor market.
— Burning Glass Technologies, Labor market firm
To participate in our Living with Cyber program, you will need to purchase some devices and accessories. The information on devices and accessories, with their minimum required configuration, is provided below.
|Raspberry Pi Starter Kit||Google Nexus 7 Tablet|
Sample source: http://amzn.to/1mmuH0l
Sample source: http://amzn.to/1mmuRVw