Here are 7 interesting documents that I found that discuss remotely monitoring computer based assessments.
- 1997. Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. filed a patent for creating a remote test station for administering examinations. Patent application number was 08/816,039.
.2000. Robert Fröhlich released a white paper where he discusses how some of emerging technologies could be used to facilitate remote invigilation/proctoring.
- 2004. At the SEFI 2004 Annual Congress, José Javier López Monfort, Carlos Hernández Franco, Carlos David Llorens Alvarez from Polytechnic University of Valencia submitted a paper outlining a system they had created to remotely monitor their students during assessments.
- 2004. JoDell K. Steuver and Nathan W. Harter from Purdue University discussed solutions to combat cheating in Web-based Courses. One of the solutions mentioned involves using webcams to watch students while they are taking their assessments.See
- 2005. The book Online Assessment and Measurement Foundations has a chapter on securing and proctoring online examinations which includes ideas for remote test delivery. Authored by Dr. Mary Hricko and Dr. Scott Howell.
- 2007. At the TCC Worldwide Online Conference, Anita M. Krsak from Lakeland Community College discussed methods of curbing academic dishonesty in online courses and mentions the use of a webcam to observe students while taking online assessments.
- 2007. At the EFPA Congress, in a presentation titled Advances to the ITC Guidelines, Dave Bartram discusses how Online ‘Controlled Mode’ assessment is becoming more secure as current technologies become embedded.
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