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Computer Assisted Testing and Evaluation System: Distance Evaluation Using Mobile Agent Technology

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Executive Summary

The growth of Internet has led to new avenues for distance education. A crucial factor for the success of distance education is effective mechanisms for Distance Evaluation (DE). Existing Internet evaluation mechanisms, such as web based testing, rely principally on the client-server model. Such mechanisms usually do not scale well and also do not fully support features like: evaluation of subjective questions, delivery of dynamic content, and off-line examinations. These features are extremely desirable for distance evaluation and there is a need for alternate ways of designing such applications.

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