Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MS ITL)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Margaret McCoey


Mobile learning has made a major impact on the security of Learning Management Systems (LMS) in higher education. The advancements in mobile technology have made mobile learning one of the top trending topics regarding education and technology. Students appreciate the convenience and flexibility that mobile learning offers. However, there is an added concern with the security in mobile learning. Instructors and students have little say in what software will be used in mobile learning. This paper will address the issues surrounding security management in LMS platforms, the basics of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the best practices to improve security management in mobile communications of higher education.