Enhancing the privacy of e-learning systems with alias and anonymity

Yong, Jianming (2008) Enhancing the privacy of e-learning systems with alias and anonymity. In: CSCWD 2007: 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design: Human Centered Collaborative Design, 26-28 Apr 2007, Melbourne, Australia.

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The privacy of e-learning systems has become a big concern. This paper proposes a new approach, which can effectively protect the privacy of e-learning users. We propose to use the alias and anonymity to implement the privacy preservation for e-learning systems. Through the approach, a unique alias represents the real e-learning user to communicate with each other or e-learning users use the anonymity to hide their information. This approach can be very simple and efficient to be implemented in the e-learning system by well designed meta-formats of digital identities of four types of e-learning users. The anonymity can be adopted by all e-learning users to keep their privacy.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited according to the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright 2008 Springer. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2009 12:35
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 05:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: privacy; e-learning; systems; users; alias; anonymity
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-92719-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4649

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