Sinclair CC Launches Free K-12 Cyber Course


Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio – in partnership with D2L, a global learning technology company – has launched a free cybersecurity course to help K-12 school system and technology leaders better understand cyber threats and identify key mitigation and prevention steps.

The free cybersecurity course will help D2L and Sinclair Community College meet commitments outlined during the White House’s Cybersecurity Summit for K-12 Schools in August 2023.

“Both D2L and Sinclair Community College attended the White House Cybersecurity Summit for K-12 Schools in August and are thrilled to partner on this free cybersecurity course,” said Kyle Jones, IT chair at Sinclair Community College.

“Our mission is to find the need and endeavor to meet it. This partnership with D2L allows us to empower our local K-12 administrators with the knowledge and skills they need to protect their students, staff, and data from cyber threats,” Jones said.

The free cybersecurity course is designed to help meet the needs of K-12 school system leaders in understanding and responding to the growing cybersecurity threat.

This self-paced D2L course can provide K-12 administrators with essential knowledge about the most likely school threats and mitigation practices, as well as actionable information that can lead to their system’s cybersecurity resilience.

“Over the past decade, D2L has been a leader in helping educators successfully navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital learning. It has required us to be vigilant and adaptable to help keep learning safe and secure,” said Stephen Laster, president of D2L.

“One of the most important aspects of addressing cybersecurity issues is a willingness to learn, and I believe today’s free cybersecurity course can play a part in helping us all stay agile in the face of evolving threats,” Laster said.

Sinclair Community College has been a D2L Brightspace customer since 2012 and is a leader in undergraduate education, offering more than 20 degrees, certificates, and programs in IT and cybersecurity. Through the Sinclair Center for Cyber Security and related programs, Sinclair College has been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and received National Science Foundation grants to support cybersecurity education.