Exams Come to the Bedroom With New Invigilation SoftwareBy Shepherd, Jessica; Guardian,
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
Article describes new technology with monitoring software that allows students to take tests from their homes. Securexam Remote Proctor, developed by Software Secure Inc., works through a unit plugged into the student’s computer. At the beginning of an exam, the technology verifies the student’s identity by taking a fingerprint, and student activity is then monitored by a 360-degree webcam and a microphone to detect any attempts at cheating or receiving help from others. Attempts to search the internet or computer files for information are also blocked during the exam. The technology, which is in use by several universities in the United States and England, could serve as a solution to problems faced by students with disabilities who might not be able to take tests in a conventional setting.
Published by: Guardian Media Group (Website:http://www.gmgplc.co.uk/)
Link to text: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jun/08/exams-bedroom-invigilation-software