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Secure Certification for e-Portfolios

Chen-Wilson, Lisha, Newcombe, Patrick, Royce, Piers, Ong, Samuel, Wonnacott, Timothy, Wills, Gary and Argles, David (2008) Secure Certification for e-Portfolios At Ed-media 2008, Austria. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2008.

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In a number of countries, students build up portfolios of their achievements as they study. These are then presented when they apply for jobs or for further study. Various projects exist which are exploring the “e-Portfolio” concept where such portfolios are maintained and presented online, enabling greater power and flexibility in displaying achievements. However, the validation of certificates of attainment which the student is presenting has not been addressed until now. The process by which achievements are verified is called “eCertification”. It raises interesting issues as it involves three-party authentication. An “eCert” project has recently run in order to explore these issues. This paper records the lessons learned about how we may best approach the process of validating students' claimed awards in such an environment.

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Published date: 30 June 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 2008 June 30 - July 4
Venue - Dates: Ed-media 2008, Austria, 2008-06-30 - 2008-07-04
Keywords: e-Portfolios, e-Certification, security, authentication
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 266882
PURE UUID: 54a77daf-d84c-4c5d-9ed6-98dda00661b2
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2008 10:35
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:11

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Author: Lisha Chen-Wilson
Author: Patrick Newcombe
Author: Piers Royce
Author: Samuel Ong
Author: Timothy Wonnacott
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: David Argles

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