Dr. Loyce B. Pailen discusses how the COVID pandemic increased virtual learning during the Covid-189 pandemic, the pros and cons, differences between in-person and virtual learning, and how virtual learning increased our communities’ access to education while in-person learning was unavailable.
Dr. Pailen is the Senior Director for the Center for Security Studies at the University of Maryland Global Campus, overseeing its DHS/CAE activities and as a PI for several grants. She has more than 35 years of experience in information technology, computer science, cybersecurity, software development, project management, telecommunications, risk management, and network and systems security and administration.
In the K-20 education arena, she has experience in teaching, curriculum development, instructional design, cyber lab development, and as a subject matter expert. She successfully led and sponsored multi-million-dollar information technology projects during her career. She is the Education Chair and member of the Executive Board of the ISC2-NCR Chapter, Technical Working Group member of FISSEA at NIST, Member of the NICE K-12 Working Group, CCEI collaborator, past president of MAHE, and most recently, a member of the Maryland State Department of Education – K-12 Computer Science Standards Design Team.
She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Chapter at the University of Maryland Global Campus and author of a fun and enlightening series of children’s books regarding cybersecurity, use of emerging technology, and safety in the digital environment; content used in the K-12 arena and Girl Scouts.