Subject Re: e-learning and ID federation
From "Cantor, Scott" <cantor.2@xxxxxxx>
Date Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:28:31 +0000

I can say that in the US midwestern universities, the *concepts* of course 
sharing and transferring credit have been on-paper drivers of federated 
identity since before it was called federated identity. But in *practice* 
it hasn't really worked as a use case.

The administrative processes for dealing with for-credit courses are 
complex and they typically can't handle giving credit to somebody that's 
not formally a student at that university. Once you enroll somebody in the 
business side, the rest of the IDM processes are typically automatic, and 
there just hasn't been much push to try and avoid that, or add federated 
login as a supplement to that.

In other words, nice theory, not much done in practice.

-- Scott