Date Added: Jun 2012
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.