Take College tests at Home

Want to go back to college but are too short on time to attend class regularly? Schools like the University of West Alabama are toying with a new technology that allows students to circumvent this issue.

The product that is allowing for this new development was created by a U.S. firm, Software Secure. Securexam, as the software is known, can transform any personal or lab computer into a test-taking terminal – without the need for Internet access during exams. It does this by locking down any web-based platforms and allowing students to connect to the Internet through a modified version of Internet Explorer. An accompanying software, Software Secure Classmate, allows faculty to monitor student computer screens while they take the exams to ensure they are focused on the task at hand and not checking their Facebook account… or cheating.

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