Computer-Based Testing – Focusing on the Administrator

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For years, Software Secure has provided law schools our Securexam software to enable students to use their own computers to take tests without being able to cheat. While continuing to mature and evolve the core security software, Software Secure has recently turned to the task of making computer based exams easier to administer.

To date exam software has benefited students, but at times has added additional work for those responsible for administering exams or managing school IT. The work Software Secure has done in this area has manifested itself in �PlanetSSI� a web-based system that removes the friction of exam administration and more closely connects the students with faculty and administration. After all, computers should make things easier, not more complex.

Software Secure will also provide a peek of its newest product offering, Securexam Remote Proctor, which extends our Securexam testing technology in to the true distance learning market. Using video, audio and fingerprint authentication technology, Securexam Remote Proctor enables schools to offer testing anytime from anywhere with the same academic integrity of an on-campus, proctored exam room. Securexam Remote Proctor represents a tremendous boon for any program thinking to expand into the distance learning environment.

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Douglas Winneg
President
Software Secure, Inc,

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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