June 10, 2010

Invigilation technology allows exams be taken anywhere

hm_demo_lap1.jpeg New technology, boasting anti-cheating software, could soon make taking exams in the comfort of your own room possible. The BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpg 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.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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