Homes have become the new test centers and AI the invigilator - students are nowwriting examinations from their respective homes while being monitored remotely via their webcam.
Writing examinations remotely with artificial intelligence tools monitoring you during the process has become the new normal.
Unlike a regular exam, which is conducted on pen and paper or on a computer in a designated test centre, online proctored exam involves students writing the examinations on their personal laptop at home. Artificial Intelligence is leveraged to detect any aberrant behaviour like any physical movement of the face; no face in front of the camera, several faces in front of camera, or cheating aids like a mobile device, headphones, etc.
AI and advanced technologies constantly monitor the student behaviour – if they try to google the answers, they will get a warning and their “trust” score or exam credibility reduces. If they try to shift their attention to their phone, their ‘trust” score diminishes further. After the student submits the test, AI-based algorithm calculates the “trust” score by analyzing the captured feeds. A low “trust” reduces the student’s credibility.
In case of is a power cut or low internet connectivity, the student can restart the test from where s/he left it to ensure that there is no time (and data) loss. However, to prevent misuse, institution can set a limit to the number of times a student can restart a test - often students are allowed some grace time to finish the exam due to the disruption.
In addition to the automated result generation of objective questions like MCQ, MRQ, True/False, etc. there is provision for onscreen marking of subjective questions. For subjective questions, students can click pictures of the answers using their mobiles and upload them into the test. Mobile upload feature makes online testing tool versatile for engineering, architecture & many other liberal arts institutions.
For example, if the question requires the student to: (1) draw a circuit diagram; (2) solve a math equation; (3) write an essay-type answer, they can click the picture of their answers, upload and attach them to the respective question. Evaluators can now mark these answers remotely from home too, bringing in convenience and transparency.