1st Edition

Digital Education Security, Readiness, and Technology Enhancement

Edited By Heru Susanto, Fang-Yie Leu, Saad Haj Bakry, A. K. Haghi Copyright 2023
    356 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the education world has had to adjust to remote learning. This book provides important research on digital pedagogies and assessment to demonstrate how technology can be effectively employed for an effective global digital learning environment.

    This new title brings together professional scientists and senior researchers to discuss the challenges today’s teachers and teacher-educators face in their practice. It also provides vital guidance to universities on how to develop faculty capacity to teach online. It addresses on-line learning and on-line teaching modes using the latest research, helping faculty members to design an effective digital teaching modes using evidence-based practices.

    Based on the expanding prospect to respond to the rise of online enrollments and the decline of face-to face education, this new book provides an important overview of digital technology-enhanced education for the 21st century STEM teachers. It examines the modern aspects of online learning by adjusting teaching practices to reflect the growing role of digital technologies. The book also features student interaction and discussion of its core themes by providing a comprehensive understanding of the technological capabilities available to them and includes research-informed and evidence-based technology integration models and instructional strategies.

    Readers of this reference book will learn how to adjust their practices to reflect the increasing role of digital technologies and will be encouraged to consider how digital education can prepare us all for a modern and completely new ‘information society.’ This new book is written for distance education courses for better managing online educational systems and provides readers with advanced information needed for e-learning programs in a manner that they will be capable of distinguishing among proper applications of distance education. This book is intended to support fair access to engaging digital-age education opportunities for instructional designers, faculty developers and STEM learners who take an active interest in improving online teaching.


    1. Adopting Security of the Standardized Digital Learning Platform, Hyphenus: A Blockchain-Based Framework

    Heru Susanto and Nur Izzati Junaidi

    2. Managing Risk and Blockchain-Based Security of Higher Education Business Processes

    Filzah Matayir, Heru Susanto, and Ulaganathan Subramanian

    3. Big Data Security: Emerging Technology and Digital Learning Implementation

    Leu Fang Yie, Heru Susanto, Fahmi Ibrahim, Budhi Riyanto, Iwan Setiawan, Uus Khusni, and Rachmat Hidayat


    4. Blended Learning, Big Data, Social Networks, and Cloud Computing: A Shifting Paradigm

    Desi Setiana and Norainna Besar

    5. A Study on the Potential Effects of Enabling 5G Network in Educational Technology for Higher Education

    Heru Susanto and Kahirunnisa Khaledah Safri

    6. Exploring Big Data of Generation Y and Z for Learning Processes

    Fadzliwati Mohiddin, Desi Setiana, Rozaidin Serudin, and Norazillah Abdullah


    7. Managing Blended Learning: How to Integrate Online and Traditional Learning Post-Pandemic

    Heru Susanto, Amirah Abdullah, and Desi Setiana

    8. The Relationship of University Students’ Readiness in a Digital Learning Ecosystem and Their Emotional Intelligence Levels

    Heru Susanto and Muhamad Najib Ali


    Heru Susanto, PhD, is a researcher at the Center for Innovative Engineering/School of Business at the University of Technology Brunei. He is also a senior researcher of the Data Security Group at the National Research and Innovation Agency. At same time, he is also an honorary professor at the Department of Information Management, College of Management, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. Dr. Susanto has experience as an IT professional and as web division head at IT Strategic Management at Indomobil Group Corporation. He has worked as the Prince Muqrin Chair for Information Security Technologies at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in the areas of information systems, computer security, information security management systems, and information systems and technology as an enabler of organizations’ business process re-engineering, and e-marketing. He has over 15 years of professional teaching and research experience at the university level and over 20 years of working on research for various studies in the field. He has published more than 140 publications, including seven authored books and 60 book chapters and more than 65 international publications in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings in Scopus, Science Direct, Springer, ISI, etc.

    Fang-Yie Leu, PhD, is currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Tunghai University and Adjunct Professor of Ming Chung University, Taiwan. He is on the editorial boards of several journals. Professor Leu organizes international workshops on mobile commerce, cloud computing, and network and communication security (MCNCS); cloud, wireless and e-commerce security (CWECS), including the International Symposium on Mobile Internet Security (MobiSec 2022). He now serves as a technical program committee member of many international conferences. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His research interests include wireless communication, network security, grid applications, and security. Dr. Leu received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees all from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

    Saad Haj Bakry, PhD, has been with King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, since 1980. His work covers a wide scope of issues in the fields of information networks and the development of the knowledge society. He led various research projects and has been on the editorial boards of various research journals, including the International Journal of Network Management and the International Journal of Knowledge Society Research. Professor Bakry also worked as a consultant to various Saudi organizations, including the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission and King Abdulaziz and his Companions Establishment for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba. He wrote 15 books in Arabic and various book chapters in English, in addition to numerous papers. He has a regular column on knowledge society development issues in the Saudi newspaper Al-Eqtisadia.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is a retired professor with over 250 academic research-oriented books as well as over 1000 research papers published in various journals and conference proceedings, with over 3300 citations and h-index of 30 according to the Google Scholar database. Professor Haghi has received several grants, consulted for several major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, published by IGI Global, as well as Polymers Research Journal, published by Nova Science Publishers. Professor Haghi has acted as an editorial board member of many international journals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures and the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal. He has supervised several PhD and MSc theses at the University of Guilan and co-supervised international doctoral projects. Professor Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), and holds two MSc, one in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA) and another one in applied mechanics, acoustics, and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France). He was awarded a PhD in engineering sciences at Université de Franche-Comté (France).