The B-School Knowledge Sharing Journey: How to Inform and Connect Cyber Ethics Education with the K-12 Pipeline


  • Jennifer Petrie-Wyman University of Pittsburgh
  • Anthony Rodi University of Pittsburgh
  • Richard McConnell US Army Command and General Staff College
  • Patty D'Ascenzo University of Pittsburg


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways. One key area of disruption has been in K-12 learning. As the world was thrown into fully remote environments, students of all ages were forced into a cyber learning environment with little to no preparation, as these challenges were unlike any other in education. Both educators and students found out very quickly how unprepared this remote learning environment was from a cyber preparation perspective. Knowledge sharing across higher-education institutions, industry, and K-12 schools have been challenging because foundational structures for collaborative partnerships were frequently absent. . The purpose of this paper is to start to address some of the cyber challenges experienced by K-12 education in the United States through the presentation of a collaborative cyber ethics leadership framework and to address the gaps in training and sharing of best practices through a cyber ethics training intervention called the Cyber Ethics Education Accelerator. This paper describes the positive knowledge sharing journey that can happen across Business schools (B-Schools), industry, and the K-12 sector






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