Have you visited an escape room? If you have you experienced the excitement of breakout games. Breakout games utilize critical thinking skills, collaboration and fun. In this session participants will learn how to create immersive puzzle games using breakout concepts to add to any course. Participants will also be immersed in an activity. Join us and breakout!
Dr. Deanne Wesley is currently the Department Chair of the Business Information Technology Department and Davis ITEC Center / Cyber Security Center at Forsyth Technical Community College. Dr. Wesley is a cybersecurity professional and has appeared as a subject matter expert on Fox 8 and Time Warner News discussing recent advances in cyber security vulnerability. She holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership with a focus in Instructional Technology and a Master of Art in Administration and numerous certifications. She teaches Information System Security, Computer Forensics and Cisco Networking courses in the Business Information Technology Department. Recently she led the initiative on behalf of Forsyth Technical Community College to the prestigious designation of Center for Academic Excellent (CAE) for Information System Security and Cyber Programs. Forsyth Technical Community College has been named as a CAE Regional Resource Center (CRRC) under this designation. The college will look at training narratives for K-12 to assist with increasing the cybersecurity pipeline. Dr. Wesley also assisted with the development of Cyber curriculum for K-12 stem initiatives and is a member of the National Cyber Watch Curriculum Taskforce. She is a published author of various technology related articles, presents at numerous conferences including several presentations at The Colloquium Information System Security Education Conference, Women in Cyber Security (WiCYs), CompTIA Educators Conference and North Carolina Computer Instructor Conference (NCCIA). Dr. Wesley has vast experience in online education, curriculum mapping, grant writing, research and program evaluation. She is a published author of various technology related articles.
Marrci Conner has been a full-time faculty member of Henry Ford College for the past 8 years. She has over 15 years experience as an IT Professional specializing in Computer Security. She currently teaches computer programming, digital forensics and cybersecurity courses. Her educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a Master's in Business Administration/Information Assurance from Walsh College. She holds a Computer Information Systems Security Profession (CISSP) and CompTia Network+ certifications.