A new learner's security behavior model for m-learning in Malaysian higher education institution

Mahalingam, Sheila (2017) A new learner's security behavior model for m-learning in Malaysian higher education institution. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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The motivation to conduct this research came from the awareness that the mobile device exposes m-Learning to security threats and vulnerabilities. The most unfocused issues were the mobile security behavior on learners itself; despite statistically determined that the risks are developing each day on mobile application and devices. Literature has pointed out that learners’ security behavior required to be addressed to control the mobile security threats. This research proposes a learner’s security behavioral model for mobile learning in Malaysia Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). With the security behavior reflection, this model aimed to improve the implementation and management of mobile security in m-Learning taking consideration of the learners’ perspective. This research consisted of four phases, Planning phase, Data Collection Phase, Analysis Phase and Model Development Phase. Four mix-method studies were conducted to generate the dimensions for the model development. Review from the experts and risk based analysis approach confirmed the research findings and validated the practicality of addressing the learners’ behaviors in mobile security. This research contributed to better understanding of the learners’ complexity in mobile security. The research suggested that learners’ security behavior view is significant in preparing mobile security model. This model found to be compatible and qualified, providing the m-Learning learners’ perception within possible security threats that significantly controls to defend against malicious and non-malicious attacks. This approach can guide on what can be done to improve learners’ participation and responsibilities on securing m-Learning. This research also extended the existing knowledge of mobile security and m-Learning fields by focusing analytically on the intersection of both fields. New knowledge about mobile security in the m-Learning from the learners’ security behavior perspective was derived in this research.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile communication systems in education, Research
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FTMK
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 03:43
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 11:43
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/20459
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