Friday, December 05, 2008

Open ID not enough

Just a wee footnote - yesterday I Pete McCudden http://www.netidme.net/ I am looking at how to secure big internet experience for young people. I am not sure if there is any other work going on in this area in Scotland. Pete is happy that I post his contact details peter.mccudden@netidme.com

Open ID means you only need one password for everything but we still can't authenticate with any degree of certainty who you are. Systems like Netidme give us more of the authentication we need around who we are dealing with on-line. They have system that works for big people and a parent/guardian hook up for the under 16s.

I am looking at it from point of view of delivering assessments and perhaps having trusted communities for learners. Info will also feed back to Internet Safety qualfication.

3 comments:

Andy McSwan said...

I've tried to have pupils sign up for openID in order to access sites such as comic brush as it gives them the ability to do lots of new things.

Everything was going well until the pupils tried to submit their details, the site wouldn't take their info and we then ran out of time.

It would be good if we could pre-register them for openID as it is a good idea.

Mr Jones said...

OpenID can be the basis of the solution you seek - Estonia have given every citizen an OpenID based on identity card:
https://openid.ee/about/english

Joe said...

We will need something for some of new forms of assessment that are almost within reach.

I can see loads of other uses for it too - if Glow login linked to something like this mmm

But can see challenges too parents are authenticating under 18s on these systems - Teachers in Glow - interesting how technology brings us back to old philosphical problems around "in loco parentis"

All we're doing at moment is sniffing around. Mr Jones thanks for great example