E-Education and Information Privacy and Security

William K. Jackson, Southern Oregon University


E-Education Examined

The Enabling Technologies of E-Education

Societal Changes

Where E-Education Occurs

The Participants in E-Education

Legal Foundations and Security and Privacy Issues

Security and Privacy in E-Education

Industry Best Practices


Collection and Custodianship of Classroom Data



Cross References


Further Reading


Early efforts in correspondence courses and self-learning through programmed instruction methodologies were ventures in alternatives to the traditional face-to-face, in the classroom modality of delivering and receiving education. Subsequent technologies have provided new and improved ways of delivering these self-paced course materials. Wrapped in today's technology and incorporating revised educational models e-education has evolved. In this chapter, e-education refers to the replacement or supplement of traditional face-to-face delivery of learning components with electronically based elements. Further, primary focus is on e-education where there is:

  • Mediation, i.e., an instructor to evaluate the progress of the student;
  • An acknowledgement of completion i.e., a degree, a certificate, or a grade; and
  • Some form of measuring the student's progress or evaluation of accomplishment.

E-education is also referred to as online learning, virtual learning, and Web-based learning.

Societal needs for education ...

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