This paper describes how a laboratory where students usually access the LAN using personal accounts can be configured during examinations. Test questions are automatically corrected by a learning-management system, which is used to authenticate students (who are further identified by physical presence). During assessment conditions, students must have access only to the URL where the test is located. Access must be denied not only to other websites but also to any notes or materials the students may have stored in their personal space on the LAN. The authors previously implemented such access policies through Microsoft Windows (R) user-profiling but have now achieved promising results by booting into RAM a customized GNU/Linux operating system over the network.
A trusted assessment environment in a network-booted OS / G. Biacchi, P. Grew, E. Pagani - In: WBED'07 : Proceedings. 2 / [a cura di] V. Uskov. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : ACTA Press, 2007 Mar. - ISBN 9780889866508. - pp. 415-420 (( Intervento presentato al 6. convegno IASTED International Conference Web-Based Education tenutosi a Chamonix nel 2007.
|Titolo:||A trusted assessment environment in a network-booted OS|
|Parole Chiave:||testing and assessment issues in web-based education; coin puter-assisted assessment; platform integration; learning management system; innovative web-based teaching and learning technologies; authentication|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2007|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|