June 10, 2010
Invigilation technology allows exams be taken anywhere
New technology, boasting anti-cheating software, could soon make taking exams in the comfort of your own room possible. The BBC reports.
Developed by American firm Software Secure Inc, the programme operates through a stand-alone device which is plugged into a student's computer.
The technology takes a fingerprint of the student to verify they are who they say they are before access to the exam is allowed.
A webcam and microphone are also switched on to detect changes in motion, such as someone entering the room or sound, such as a phone conversation.
The device also "locks down" so that the student cannot search the internet for answers or access their own files for notes.
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