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Title:Security in a mobile learning environment
Author(s):Sletten, Michael Alton
Director of Research:Cope, Bill
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cope, Bill
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Kalantzis, Mary; Montebello, Matthew; Pak, Yoon
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ed.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):mobile learning, mobile AND learning, mobile AND learning AND education, mobile AND learning AND college, mobile AND learning AND considerations, mobile AND learning AND security, mobile devices AND learning, mobile devices AND security, Dynabook, mobile AND learning AND design, mobile phone, mobile AND phone AND learning, mobile AND phone AND education, mobile AND phone AND security
Abstract:Mobile devices are rapidly becoming a very popular and convenient means of delivering and consuming learning content worldwide. The rise in popularity is due in part to the technological advancements that mobile devices have made in recent years, along with developments in the online learning platforms and spaces that support mobile learning. Security concerns begin to arise regarding five areas in the mobile learning platform – the user, the mobile device, the wireless connection, the learning management system, and the computer networks that support the processes and environments. These concerns surround the proper training, security methods and best practices, along with continual maintenance and updating of systems and procedures in each of these five categories. Without properly addressing any of these five areas security concerns, it opens the potential for an attack on devices and systems, unauthorized access and/or copying of user data which may be protected under various federal, state, or local laws or statutes, and general system instability which does not support a secure mobile learning environment. In this mixed methods study, research will be conducted at two research sites in the Chicago area to collect survey data from students, faculty, learning management system administrators, and computer network administrators who use their mobile devices to access their learning content and from learning management administrators and network administrators who support the mobile learning environments at their sites. The research will include online surveys. The data collected will be analyzed to help point towards answers in the question of security in a mobile learning environment that include sub-questions such as do students receive security awareness training, do learning management system administrators take necessary steps to secure their mobile learning environments, and do network administrators take precautions to help ensure a secure mobile learning platform. This will provide information that will help determine how secure mobile learning environments are at the two sites where research is conducted.
Issue Date:2020-11-30
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/109392
Rights Information:© 2020 Michael Alton Sletten
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-05
Date Deposited:2020-12


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