Using IP Addresses as Assisting Tools to Identify Collusions
Distance Learning has been steadily gaining popularity. More and more universities and colleges are offering online course to increase enrollments. However, one question remains for those who teach online courses: who is doing the real course work? In this paper, the authors will survey the commonly used methods to prevent e-Cheating, look at a few e-Proctors, and illustrate how biometrics is being used for that purpose. In particular, they propose a new and alternative method to monitor student activities: using students' IP addresses and timestamps to assist detecting possible cheating behavior.