How Do We Know Our Students Are Who They Say They Are?
Henry van Zyl, Esther Paist, Thomas Edison State College, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: One of the perennial issues in asynchronous and distributed distance learning, where students and teachers are also separated geographically, has been the extent to which it is possible to ensure that the student who has enrolled for the class and who earns credit for the course is also the same student who has submitted assignments, taken tests and examinations or been assessed. The issue has been pushed to the forefront in recent months as new legislation has been proposed that will mandate student authentication for certain groups of students in the USA. This paper examines some of the methodologies that can be applied. It also presents a case study of how one institution is attempting to authenticate its students in the challenging field of online testing.
van Zyl, H. & Paist, E. (2008). How Do We Know Our Students Are Who They Say They Are?. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 883-886). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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