Ensuring security and integrity of data for online assessment

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Armatas, Christine and Colbert, Bernard (2009) Ensuring security and integrity of data for online assessment. In: E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches. Spratt, Christine and Lajbcygier, Paul, eds. IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp. 97-116.


Two challenges with online assessment are making sure data collected is secure and authenticating the data source. The first challenge relates to issues such as network security, robustness against attack and data management. The second is currently a significant impediment to widespread implementation of formal online assessment due to difficulties ensuring the identity of the person completing the assessment. In this chapter the authors discuss technical aspects associated with keeping data secure and the implications this has for delivering online assessment. The chapter also examines technologies that can assist with the issue of authenticating the identity of individuals completing online assessments and we provide some practical advice for those considering using online assessment tools. To conclude the chapter, the authors look at technologies likely to be available in the future and examine how these could be used to conduct online assessment that ensures data security and integrity without imposing an unreasonable burden on user

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8254
DOI 10.4018/978-1-60566-410-1.ch006
Official URL http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/ensuring-securit...
ISBN 9781605664101
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0804 Data Format
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Keywords ResPubID22300, data security, authentication, online assessments, education
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