Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 21

Volume 21 Number 2, Pages 195-202

Summer 2010

Demonstrating Operating System Principles via Computer Forensics Exercises

Kevin P. Duffy
Martin H. Davis, Jr.
Vikram Sethi

Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435, USA

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Operating systems, Computer forensics, Class exercises, MIS major

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Recommended Citation: Duffy, K. P., Davis, Jr., M. H., & Sethi, V. (2010). Demonstrating Operating System Principles via Computer Forensics Exercises. Journal of Information Systems Education, 21(2), 195-202.