Technology on the contemporary college campus is a continually evolving concept, and 2015 seems to be no different. In particular, as more and more college courses go online in lieu of the traditional classroom setting, the need to properly and effectively verify students’ identity online has become a vital concern.
CIO Review recently published an education technology issue and has compiled a list of tech solutions that universities should keep an eye on in 2015. Highlighting the list are two biometric verification solutions.
The first biometric solution on the list is Biometric Signature ID, which provides student identity verification systems that colleges can use with their online courses to verify that quizzes and exams are being taken by registered students. The technology verifies a person’s identification by analyzing the way the user moves a mouse or finger to draw certain characters.
The solution has more than 3 million users and 90 clients in various industries, including a group of six colleges in Kansas.
Another biometric product included in the tech watch list is Verificient Technologies’ Proctortrack, a software solution designed to help eradicate cheating on online tests.
Proctortrack uses facial recognition technology, biometrics and machine learning to construct scans of the student’s face, knuckles and ID. In addition to the biometric element of the solution, Proctortrack features continuous monitoring of the user’s mouse, keyboard, monitor, browser, webcam and microphone to ensure the student doesn’t use a substitute test taker or other resources to cheat.