Trust and Security Issues in Cloud-Based Learning and Management

  • Birgy Lorenz
  • Kätlin Kalde
  • Kaido Kikkas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7558)

Abstract

The goal of our paper is to point out the shortcomings in the cloud-based learning implementations regarding law, policies as well as security threats and awareness. Estonian schools and local authorities are interested in implementing new tools, especially when they are free of charge. Some Tallinn schools are already using systems like edu@live or Google Scholar. We survey and interview schools in Tallinn in order to test their readiness to implement cloud computing. Our results show high interest in using Web 2.0 tools, but also reveal serious lack of knowledge about e-safety as well as little know-how about the responsibilities and limitations in using cloud-based applications to store sensitive data. We also provide recommendations for schools using these tools for both students and teachers.

Keywords

cloud-based learning security e-safety cloud management protection of personal data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgy Lorenz
    • 1
  • Kätlin Kalde
    • 1
  • Kaido Kikkas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Estonian Information Technology CollegeTallinnEstonia

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