The fast growth of
the Internet proposes and offers several new applications and advanced services
that has greatly and quickly innovated the educational environment. The
platform of e-learning represents an attractive educational field where the
acceptance or utilization progresses and more and more people are taking
courses or training using this technology. Mainly, e-learning platform exploits
Internet infrastructure which became location for illegal events and actions, especially
exposed to several kinds of threats or attacks. Furthermore, most of e-learning
platforms are designed without taking into account security concerns. In this
paper, we present e-learning environment, especially characteristics,
development, growth, benefits and challenges. We also discussed and used TRI
(Technology Readiness Index) which is considered a widely accepted metric for
studying the behavior process behind the utilization of technological products
and services. The results of the conducted TRI study demonstrate the need for a
security scheme that incorporates students’ behaviors and requirements for
improving e-learning usage. For this reason, we develop a new security scheme
that combines the use of information service management (ISM) and a hybrid
algorithm for guaranteeing the needed security requirements. Finally, we demonstrate
that our proposal can guarantee the suitable environment which provides
students’ satisfaction and acceptance as well as e-leaning success.
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