Verificient to implement ID authentication/verification for online university students

Penn State and Verificient Technologies have partnered to develop the first of its kind, identity authentication and verification tool that will meet federal compliance standards for distance learners. Through the initiative, the technology will enable the university to verify whether a registered student who logs into an online course, performs individual assignments and completes the assessments is, in fact, the same student enrolled in the program. “The online education ecosystem continues to see a rise in sophisticated threats that can

WFP education program in Pakistan using biometrics to verify identity

The World Food Programme’s (WFP) first cash-based assistance initiative for secondary school girls in Pakistan will be supported by biometric attendance data. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat education program will serve the semi-autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan, which will see participation from about 15,000 female students in 179 middle and high schools in 7 FATA agencies and the frontier regions. All girls who attend at least 80 percent of classes each month will receive a cash grant

Biometric identification solution helps support national school meal program in Chile

NEC Corporation revealed that NEC Chile successfully trialed a biometric identification solution using fingerprint recognition technologies for the school meal program administered by Chile’s National Board of Aid and Scholarships (JUNAEB). The pilot project took place last November and December throughout 30 schools, incorporating 30,000 students across the cities of Santiago, Rancagua and Concepcion. JUNAEB is a public institution that was created in 1964 in order to ensure that children have access the necessary resources for succeeding in the education

Vatebra and Credence ID expand student verification platform

Vatebra, a solution provider in West Africa, and Credence ID are expanding its student ID project into three new countries. Originally launched in Nigeria, the student verification platform eliminates the risk of imposter test-takers for important examinations and gives students fast and efficient ID confirmations when taking exams. According to a statement by the company, the expansion of this solution into Ghana, Gambia and Sierra Leone is a validation of the solution already providing benefit to the West African Examinations

Kenya universities and colleges to capture biometric data of all students

Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary has directed universities and colleges to capture biometric data of all students within the next 120 days, according to a report by Capital News. Higher learning institutions are now required to obtain passport photographs, fingerprints and programs for the year of study for every student. “Under Section 5 (1) of the Universities Act, 2012, the commission is mandated with the responsibility of collecting, disseminating and maintaining data on university education in Kenya,” the Education Cabinet Secretary

Ohio school piloting biometric solution by IDConnect

A school in Reynoldsburg, Ohio is piloting a biometrics-based identification solution by IDConnect to eliminate the need for student ID cards in the school cafeteria. According to local media, the pilot project starts April 11 and will involve students using a fingerprint reader in the lunch line to authenticate themselves, in the hopes of preventing lost ID cards or sharing of ID numbers. The software initially scans each student’s fingerprint to create and store individual templates of unique points of

Yardstick introducing biometric enrollment and verification to its testing and eLearning environments

BioConnect and Yardstick are partnering to transform identity management in the professional testing and assessment industry. According to its website, Yardstick offers expertise in exam administration, psychometrics, and eLearning instructional design and development with technology to service governments, associations, licensing and certification bodies, and corporations. BioConnect will enable Yardstick to introduce biometric enrolment and verification capabilities into its high-stakes and low-stakes testing environments and regulated online training products, using credentials such as the user’s face, eyes, heartbeat or fingerprint. BioConnect

EC funding project to identify and authenticate‎ post-secondary students

The European Commission is funding a three-year, US$7.7 million project to create an online evaluation system for universities. The project, entitled “Adaptive Trust-based E-System Assessment for Learning”, or TeSLA for short, aims to define and develop an online assessment system, or e-assessment, that both identifies and authenticates post-secondary students in learning environments. The system works to identify students and verify authorship of their academic work through a combination of state-of-the-art technologies, including: facial recognition, voice recognition, typing pattern recognition and

UK school using biometric technology to verify students identity and register attendance

Three UK boarding schools have chosen Croma Security Solutions‘ Fastvein finger-vein biometric technology to provide access control to the schools, verify students’ identities and register their attendance, according to a report in The Sunday Times. Chroma developed FastVein in partnership with Hitachi, which provides the finger vein authentication technology, to create a comprehensive identity recognition and access control software solution. Fastvein works by passing infrared light over the surface of the finger and highlighting the network of veins below the

UKAid to conduct biometrics registration exercise for 3,000 Kenyan schoolchildren

UKAid is supporting the Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) to conduct a biometric registration exercise in which it will register the fingerprints of 3,000 adolescent girls to record their daily attendance, according to a report by All Africa. Implemented by Save the Children, the biometric exercise will use inexpensive biometric technology to identify female students in 60 schools in Wajir County. Students who meet the required 80% school attendance record qualify for a bursary twice a term. The bursary will