Title: Privacy in Cloud Based E-Learning

Year of Publication: Nov - 2013
Page Numbers: 355-362
Authors: Maher Alghali , Najwa Hayaati Mohd Alwi, Roesnita Ismail
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Informatics Engineering & Information Science (ICIEIS2013)
- Malaysia


The advent of cloud computing in recent years has brought the attention of many education institutions to enjoy its benefits. Cloud computing provides services and storage through the internet. Many cloud service provider (CSP), such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, are improvising cloud computing services to be obtainable for vast amount of clients. It is noted that privacy issues have been highlighted as a strong challenge in implementing cloud computing. There are many studies on cloud computing privacy area and on e-learning system privacy area that have been conducted. However, this paper has found significant gaps in the literature when it comes to relating cloud computing and e-learning system in terms of privacy. Moreover, there are no existing privacy standards or privacy framework for e-learning based cloud. Thus, there is a need to clarify the potential privacy issues, and privacy requirements for e-learning based cloud. In this paper, the concerns of cloud computing privacy and requirements of e-learning system privacy will be addressed. The researchers found those concerns are not adequate and more should be identified in terms of e-learning based cloud.