EXELLENCE ACHIEVED THROUGH E-LEARNING SECURITY SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATON
The security measures undertaken by the Excel academy in its e learning program have brought about a number of benefits that justify the move to install the e-learning security operations.
The institution currently is able to limit access to only those that are authorized in modifying and accessing the school curriculum and with this endeavor, privacy and network congestion have been addressed substantially. The students have become more productive and projected towards excellence. For the staff, budgets and personnel planning programs notwithstanding risk management initiatives have all been secured effectively thus guaranteeing accurate asset value estimations and proper system audits.
In the academy, the learning content integrity is more credible to students when issues regarding author identity (Graham 2003), content authenticities as well as unauthorized modifications are raised (Weippl 2004).
The proper management of security risks has seen the institution enhance its database security leading to legitimate content access, limited authorized physical access as well as controlling unauthorized copying of material, through advanced digital right management that has come with the security management program installation in the institution. PDF files have been preferred as compared to PowerPoint versions thus practical solutions being manifested in the utilization of the security installations (Neil 2004).
Student information privacy as well as controlled student academic work access both from within and externally through the network based e learning has seen student material privacy being regarded highly in the institution thus improving the confidence level of students especially those with limited technical knowhow. Information released by students as well is secured through the system. Measures on how to delete achieved information which includes backups have been adhered in the security system with at times pseudonyms guaranteeing free discussions especially in circumstances where user identity needs to be protected.
One more major achievement in the institution achieved through enhancement of the computer security installment is its ability to control exam cheating. The interference with the system to access exam material is well in check trough stringent security measures in place where user identity security measures are not compromised. There is control in the examination system access, assessments monitoring, as well as denial of access to unauthorized users through passwords or fingerprint identification. The institution has thus made landmark achievements in its e- learning security project implementation.
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Neal, L. (2004) Expectations of Privacy. Coventry: Coventry University Press
Weippl, E. (2004) Improving Security in E-Learning. London: Peterson Press