How to Secure Online Exam with Remote Exam Proctoring Approach
Importance of Online Exam
Online Exam process is becoming norm for majority of the exams. Consider any entrance exam, Practice Test Series, Test for Employment purpose, Test for assessment of internal employees, tests for skill building. Most of the tests are going to be conducted online in the coming future.
Challenges of Remote Exams
Online Examination process is cost effective but it also brings its own challenges of managing distributed exams across multiple locations. Invigilation of remote exams is challenging. Most of the cases exam authority need to identify designated exam centers and students need to visit the center to appear for the exam. There is significant cost for managing those exam centers.
Technology can be used effectively to invigilate such online exams where candidate can appear for the test from any location.
Remote Proctoring Process
Remote proctoring is the process to authenticate, authorize and control online examination process in scalable manner. In traditional exam process an invigilator need to be present at the exam center to validate candidates appearing for the exam. For each exam center of around 30-50 candidate you need one invigilator. So for conducting exam of 1000+ candidates you would need more than 25 invigilators controlling the exam process.
Invigilator sitting at computer lab/ Home can get view of entire exam process of individual students/ Group/ Batch of the students. All the activities of the exam can be monitored easily. There is no need to be physically present at the location. Invigilator can eliminate travelling and other misc costs. Exam Administration activities also gets reduced with technology implementation for exam proctoring.
Remote Invigilator can perform following tasks
- Initiate Live Chat with Candidate appearing for the exam
- Kill Exam of remote candidate in case if it is found that candidate is cheating during exam
- Live Streaming View of the Candidate during Exam Process to authenticate individual identity
- Verify that candidate is not getting any help from surrounding environment.
Use cases of Remote Proctoring
- Education institute looking to conduct Online Entrance Exam for the prospective students can use this technology to conduct online exam across the nation. Process of booking exam centers, administration, transportation, physical invigilation etc gets eliminated.
- Organization want to conduct hiring / employment test for the prospective employees can rely on remote proctored test as one of the criteria.
- Coaching institute can conduct nationwide mock exams with remote Proctored mechanism
- Skill Based Training Organization who offer final certificate exam can utilize remote proctoring process to conduct their online exam in cost effective manner.
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