Security and Privacy in Distance Education

Security and Privacy in Distance Education

George Yee (Institute for Information Technology, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch020
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Many applications and tools have been developed to support the design and delivery of distance learning courses. Unfortunately, many of these applications have only cursory provisions for security and privacy, such as authentication based only on user id and password. Given the increased attacks on networked applications and the increased awareness of personal privacy rights, this situation is unacceptable. Indeed, electronic services of all kinds, including distance learning, will never be fully successful until the users of these services are confident that their information is protected from unauthorized access and their privacy assured.

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