eduKan Adds Biometric Technology to Deter Student Cheating

May 24, 2012 - 

Online enrollment has gone up says eduKan, a consortium of colleges in Kansas that has been delivering online education since 1998. Over the past years, online enrollment has increased at an average of 25 percent with students coming from the U.S. and abroad.  At such a rate, online cheating among students has also gone up.  In order to maintain its integrity as an academic institution, eduKan has turned to technology to deter student cheating.

Biometric Signature ID or BioSig-ID, a software-only biometric solution, has been chosen by eduKan for their biometric students identify proofing technology.  It is easy to use and not expensive.

The students need to acquire a BioSig-ID password.  The validation process of BioSig-ID has garnered a 99.97 percent accuracy rating and its audit trail reporting can help identify anomalies that lead to confirming any fraudulent activity.

The biometric system sees to it that the student taking the exam is actually the student that has registered in the course.  It compares the IP address, date, time and activity of each student and confirms whether the student is at its designated place taking the same test at the same time.  Through this, the administrators and faculty members can take necessary action against students whose actions are considered irregular.

EduKan is the first institution in the U.S. to have used a technologically advanced solution for its student identity proofing process.

“BioSig-ID does not require additional hardware or software to be installed and any PC or mobile device can be used to accept the unique movements made with the mouse, stylus or touchpad to provide a positive student identification,” according to Jeffrey Maynard of Biometric Signature ID.

Will the use of biometrics deter online student cheating?

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