Security & Privacy Challenges in E-Learning 2.0
E-Learning 2.0 uses Web 2.0 tools for e-learning. New services on the Internet can be swiftly integrated into existing applications; students can create MashUps, for instance, using a variety of services on the Internet. The main risk comes from the fact that students and teachers are not entirely aware that their institution does not control these services. The servers are located in a variety of countries, thus privacy laws also differ. In addition, as most Web applications are built as three-tier architectures, typical security weaknesses exist, such as invalid input, a lack of server- side checks, and excessive privileges.
Published in 2008.