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Privacy-Aware eLearning: Why and How

, , , , , Dresden University of Technology, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Current eLearning environments support a variety of tasks and, therefore, offer many advantages for their users. However, eLearning also implies privacy threats which are not necessarily obvious for developers and operators of eLearning environments as well as their users. The aim of this paper is to establish awareness of privacy threats introduced by eLearning. We point out the need for Privacy-Enhancing Identity Management (PIM) within eLearning and suggest a possible architecture for an eLearning system based on a privacy-enhancing identity management platform.


Borcea, K., Franz, E., Donker, H., Pfitzmann, A. & Wahrig, H. (2005). Privacy-Aware eLearning: Why and How. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1466-1472). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2019 from .