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ERIC Number: ED557190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-989-8704-02-3
Learners' Ensemble Based Security Conceptual Model for M-Learning System in Malaysian Higher Learning Institution
Mahalingam, Sheila; Abdollah, Faizal Mohd; Sahib, Shahrin
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (10th, Madrid, Spain, Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014)
M-Learning has a potential to improve efficiency in the education sector and has a tendency to grow advance and transform the learning environment in the future. Yet there are challenges in many areas faced when introducing and implementing m-learning. The learner centered attribute in mobile learning implies deployment in untrustworthy learning environment, which introduces high mobile threats. Security is an unfocused issue even though statistically proven that threats are increasing each day on mobile application and ensemble devices. The research question deals with how a security conceptual model could be derived and constructed to address the mentioned threats without introducing high security gadgets or restraining the mobile learners' performance. Available literature has been studied; revised and discussed .The salient characteristics as well as the drawbacks of current countermeasures were explored. The model is based on the definition of dependability with security integration and a dynamic mobile learner's satisfaction in security trustworthiness was defined. This study however selected to focus on mobile technology threat and vulnerabilities along with the solutions and countermeasures to be viewed with appropriate guidelines, awareness, standards and best practices. The findings in this study therefore represent a multiple view of mobile learners' trustworthiness in a m-learning environment. The model was constructed to be compatible to be efficient and competent, giving the m-learning users insight into potential security threats as well as tools for maximum protection against malicious and non malicious attack. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557171.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Public Service Department of Malaysia (JPA); Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) (Malaysia)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia