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New Educational Services Based On Ambient Intelligence And Biometric Applications On Distance And Online Education

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Conference

2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Simulation and Virtual Instrumentation

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

12.1101.1 - 12.1101.8

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https://peer.asee.org/3034

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13

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Manuel Castro Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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Rosario Gil Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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Sergio Martin Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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Elio Sancristobal Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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Gabriel Diaz Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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Pablo Losada Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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juan peire Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia

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New Education Services based on Ambient Intelligence and Biometric Applications on Distance and on-Line Education

Abstract

This paper addresses the design and implementation of new examination systems for distance learning in two different scenarios: the first one consists of the implementation of a traditional examination in the same way as it is done in many distance learning studies having all the students moving to the classroom for the final e-learning process: the examination; and the second one is a new design for remote or on-line examination, which is based on security issues and new technology applications. Concerning this new design we are in the final step of definition and implementation.

Background

Nowadays new services are being developed to blend distance and on-line learning with a level of commitment and specification required by the new global world.

Some of these services developed try to facilitate the examinations allowing, on the one hand, the remote on-line examination and, on the other hand, a better control in the examination classrooms. It will use ambient intelligence and biometry as the cornerstone of these services.

At university a student enters in an exam’s class and an RFID sensor will detect his presence in the enclosure through his passive RFID tag. Once the student is located and identified the system will print a personalized exam in which will show the place where that student must sit down.

On the other hand, new services are being developed to support remote or distance on-line test in examinations. Nowadays there is a high risk of fraud on the students’ side since they can imagine a thousand of techniques to cheat in an exam. We are affronting an important challenge adding all kind of measures to avoid the fraud. We are using biometrics techniques to assure the identity of users during the whole exam.

RFID on examination classrooms

These days there is a waste of time preparing all the elements will take part in an exam. The first problem will be to distribute all the students to their respective class, because each student will have to do a specific exam for a particular subject and each student will probably arrive at the university at different time.

This problem becomes to be important when the number of students increase more than two thousand. Then it is impossible to control the accesses of all the students.

We propose a solution that will provide the identification of each user in real time1. Each student will carry an RFID tag inside the student card where will be stored an ID. When students walk along an RFID reader the system will obtain their identities. At the end of the corridor each

Castro, M., & Gil, R., & Martin, S., & Sancristobal, E., & Diaz, G., & Losada, P., & peire, J. (2007, June), New Educational Services Based On Ambient Intelligence And Biometric Applications On Distance And Online Education Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/3034

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