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Title Detection of cheating when students use their own computers during examinations
Author Frandsen, Mads Frøhling
Supervisor Jensen, Christian D. (Embedded Systems Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2010
Abstract The widespread use of computers in educational contexts have in recent years led to educational institutions increasingly allowing the use of laptop computers as an aid during written examinations. This opens up countless new ways of communication between students and creates some very significant challenges for the institutions control and prevention of cheating during exams. This report describes an investigation of the security implications occurring when students are allowed to bring their own laptops to a written examination. The first half of the report covers different ways for students to use the laptop to communicate with others in secret, or to gain access to information otherwise not available in an examination environment. The second half of the report covers possible ways to detect and locate cheating students using directional antennas and triangulation and a number of small experiments is carried out to test the outcome of this method. The results from these experiments support the conclusion from the preliminary calculations, which is that multiple closely positioned antennas are necessary to achieve the required precision. The overall conclusion of the project is that triangulation using of-the-shelf WiFi equipment does not deliver the required precision to accurately locate a student who is cheating. Finally, some thoughts and suggestions gives some perspective for the future work.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2010-17
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