Issue No.03 - July-September (2008 vol.1)
Barry Hayes , Intel (Ireland) Ltd., Leixlip
John V. Ringwood , NUI Maynooth, Maynooth
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TLT.2009.2
The past decade has seen the proliferation of e-learning and distance learning programs across a wealth of discipline areas. In order to preserve maximum flexibility in outreach, student assessment based exclusively on remotely submitted work has become commonplace. However, there is also growing evidence that e-learning also provides increased opportunity for plagiarism, with obvious consequences for learning effectiveness. This paper reports on the development of a prototype student authentication system, designed for use with a graduate e-learning program. The proposed system can be used to authenticate telephone-based oral examination which can, in turn, be used to confirm a student's ability in relation to submitted assignments and on-line test results. The prototype low-cost system is shown to be sufficiently accurate to act as an effective deterrent against plagiarism.
e-learning, plagiarism, speaker verification, distance learning
Barry Hayes, John V. Ringwood, "Student Authentication for Oral Assessment in Distance Learning Programs", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol.1, no. 3, pp. 165-175, July-September 2008, doi:10.1109/TLT.2009.2