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    Student Authentication for Oral Assessment in Distance Learning Programs

    Hayes, Barry and Ringwood, John (2008) Student Authentication for Oral Assessment in Distance Learning Programs. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 1 (3). pp. 165-175. ISSN 1939-1382

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    The past decade has seen the proliferation of e-learning and distance learning programs across a wealth of discipline areas. In order to preserve maximum flexibility in outreach, student assessment based exclusively on remotely submitted work has become commonplace. However, there is also growing evidence that e-learning also provides increased opportunity for plagiarism with obvious consequences for learning effectiveness. This paper reports on the development of a prototype student authentication system designed for use with a graduate e-learning program. The proposed system can be used to authenticate a telephone-based oral examination which can, in turn, be used to confirm a student’s ability in relation to submitted assignments and online test results. The prototype low-cost system is shown to be sufficiently accurate to act as an effective deterrent against plagiarism.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Distance learning; e-learning; plagiarism; oral assessment; authentication;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6898
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 17:32
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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