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ERIC Number: EJ1050958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1939-4225
First System, Best System: The Proctored Examination
Pittman, Von
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v27 n1 p44-50 Win 2015
The verification of student identity has always been a matter of concern in distance education programs. In short, how could a college know if the person performing the work was the same person receiving the credit? Colleges and universities have approached the problem in a variety of ways. Some have done virtually nothing, while others have begun to experiment with behavioral and biometric approaches, and still others have relied on physical proctors to oversee examinations. Due to recent congressional actions, the first approach is no longer an option. While the use of technological systems to verify identity and maintain course security seems promising, their application remains problematic. Only physical proctoring--the first approach to student identity verification--currently offers a reasonably effective, efficient, and affordable means of student identity verification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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