Remote Student Monitoring Framework for Securing Exams

The COVID-19 crisis shed light on the key enabling factors for effective digital education and training: connectivity and suitable digital equipment for learners and educators; teachers and trainers that are confident and skilled in using digital technology to support their teaching and adapted pedagogy. In highly difficult circumstances it has accelerated the digital transformation and triggered rapid, large-scale change. The proposing Remote Student Monitoring Framework project (RSMF) advances the latest approach by applying modern technologies to resolve the challenges of observing students taking their exams remotely. Therefore, it satisfies the singular goal of maximizing the security of taking the students’ exams remotely. The RSMF concerns varied educational institutions (colleges, universities, schools) that want to address the challenges that arise from monitor their students during the COVID-19 constraint exams.

HEIs must have access to practical guidelines, best practices and secured tools on how to implement and monitor online remote exams and the sort of quality assurance procedures HEIs could follow to show that they are in control of the process of online remote examination using online proctoring.

The main contribution of the project will be the provision of the Framework, rulebooks, documents and Software tools for HEIs to be able to orientate them on remote exams, get proper conditions in place, start pilots and decide on possibilities and conditions for upscaling.

The main objective of the project is to provide a well-tested, secured, quality assurance path for students to giving exams remotely. Therefore, any educational institutions that provide a distance-learning course can benefit from the streamlining and cost-effective solution.

The challenges of organizing exams safely in the COVID-19 era is universal across every nation and every educational institution affected by the COVID-19 disease.

The project is highly innovative as it brings together organisations who are advanced either in the use of innovative assessment methods, in developing quality guidelines and tools in educational system; research bodies who can provide the evidence with a EU perspective and European networks which can ensure policy impact and broad dissemination and exploitation of results.