Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in association with Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.

Comments

Originally published in the Proceedings of the EDU-COM 2006 International Conference. Engagement and Empowerment: New Opportunities for Growth in Higher Education, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, 22-24 November 2006.

Abstract

This paper presents an online testing tool that may help extend flexible delivery for quality education. The Suranaree University of Technology – Mobile Examination Unit (SUT-MEU) is an alternative tool which offers an online test unit previously not available to educational institutes. SUT-MEU can be used by teachers to compose exams and grade exams, test proctors to set up the test server and students to sit exams. Both strongly encrypted exam file and public-key encrypted exam result file can be stored and transferred safely when the test needs to be set up elsewhere off campus and thus is designed to facilitate extending flexible delivery of the test. Being a free, open source and LiveCD, it is useful in overcoming budgetary considerations for software and hardware costs. This paper discusses how SUT-MEU might be used and how it may help student to perform better on the test and how it works. SUT-MEU was awarded a grant by Princess Sirindhorn‘s Innovations and Inventions Fund 2005, in recognition of its combination‘ of teaching expertise and technology to facilitate student learning outcomes.