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Issue No. 03 - July-September (2008 vol. 1)
ISSN: 1939-1382
pp: 165-175
Barry Hayes , Intel (Ireland) Ltd., Leixlip
John V. Ringwood , NUI Maynooth, Maynooth
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

B. Hayes and J. V. Ringwood, "Student Authentication for Oral Assessment in Distance Learning Programs," in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 1, no. , pp. 165-175, 2009.
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