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November 29th, 2012
Five technologies to take cheating out of online education
As online classes move into the educational mainstream, a cheating prevention system has become all the more necessary, Technapex reports.
Coursera, one of the largest online education providers, has announced its decision to evaluate several of its courses to determine whether they should be made available for college credit—raising the stakes all the higher.
None of the major online providers have found technology that is completely foolproof, but technology blog GigaOM suggests some tools that can certainly make cheating more difficult. Among these are remote live proctoring, remote web proctoring, browser lockdowns, keystroke pattern recognition, and plagiarism detection technology…
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