About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
About Your Instructor
Stan Waddell, is the Information Security Executive Director and Information Security Officer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He oversees the security of the University’s electronic information, and is responsible for coordinating and ensuring that information security across the University is consistent with industry best practices and meets the University’s compliance obligations.
Mr. Waddell is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Formerly he served as chief information security officer for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and coordinated all information security-related activities for the Medical Center, the University and its two hospitals, Zale and St. Paul University.
Mr. Waddell also does extensive speaking and writing on the topic of cyber security.
What some students say:
"This class had a lot to offer and great information!" - Tony Hargett
"The links were appropriate and informative. The instructor was helpful and responsive." - Ian Fekete