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The big difference between online and digital tests

We all know that students sometimes try to cheat, this is not a new phenomenon. At the same pace teachers implement solutions to prevent cheating, students find new and creative ways to get around it.

Cheating students is always an issue and concern, not only for teachers but also society. Just imagine medical students taking a shortcut and cheating, would you want that to be your future doctor? We’re guessing no.

If technology is used correctly it improves education quality and solve problems that teachers have been dealing with for years. But as the use of technology increases within education, student’s ways of cheating has unfortunately become more complicated and creative.

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Hacking

One problem with computer based exams is students trying to hack the system.

Although students cheat attempts might be one part of the issue, internet based lockdown browser can cause problems for the students.  High amount of traffic and loss of internet access might force students to do a hard re-start of their computer.

But by doing this they might lose some of their work in the process. Another issue is the exposure of new viruses onto the students’ devices. Computer-based testing doesn’t have to come with these issues and software shouldn’t get in the way of a student’s grade and their learning. Secure offline exams can cut out the need for internet and avoid the problem altogether.

Offline Computer-Based Testing Limits Cheating

Computer-based testing software and DigiExam is designed with exam security at the forefront. Developers put in all their effort into building programs that can’t be hacked by students. The program is built so that it locks down students computers during the test, not allowing access to any programs or pages outside of the test itself. Although technology has been a blessing to all the cheaters of the world, developers hawk-eye for new cheating attempts can also be used to make cheating harder than ever.

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Digital Examinations, EdTech, English, Uncategorized