Title: Students authentication in e-assessment sessions: a theoretical biometric model for smartphone devices

Authors: Randa Obeidallah; Ayat Al Ahmad; Fairouz Farouq; Sari Awad

Addresses: Department of Computer information System, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan ' Department of Software Engineering, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan ' Department of Computer Information System, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan ' Department of Computer Science and its Application, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

Abstract: The trend of accessing the internet by different types of devices increases the challenges for organisations who are embracing e-assessment sessions as part of the e-learning process. These organisations face the unethical behaviour of unauthorised students as well as the costly expenses to provide secure exam systems. Different user authentication methods are briefly discussed in this paper for the e-assessment environment. As we pursue the optimistic version of the full meaning of e-learning and e-assessment, a theoretical model for smartphone devices is proposed to authenticate the identity of students before and during the e-assessment session.

Keywords: user authentication; e-assessment; passwords; smart cards; biometrics; e-learning; m-learning; behavioural biometrics; physiological biometrics; smartphones; student authentication; student assessment; electronic assessment; online assessment; electronic learning; online learning; mobile learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2015.070204

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2015 Vol.19 No.4, pp.450 - 464

Received: 20 Feb 2014
Accepted: 25 Apr 2014

Published online: 29 Jun 2015 *

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