dAppER: decentralised application for examination reviews

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Mitchell, I., Hara, S. and Sheriff, M. 2019. dAppER: decentralised application for examination reviews. 12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability. Northumbria University London, England 16 - 18 Jan 2019 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGS3.2019.8688143
TypeConference paper
TitledAppER: decentralised application for examination reviews
AuthorsMitchell, I., Hara, S. and Sheriff, M.
Abstract

dAppER is to provide an automated quality assurance mechanism for the internal procedures put in place for the production of exam papers and their respective assessment schemes. Higher Education Providers (HEP) in the UK, or for that matter Universities worldwide, have a duty to meet the quality standards and requirements set out in their respective curricula and programme specifications. Such requirements usually include internal moderation of unseen examination papers and independent review by an external examiner to ensure necessary checks have taken place. These checks are likely to be scrutinised during audit trails. Permissioned blockchain facilitates the secure distribution of the exam paper, whilst maintaining an immutable and trusted ledger for audits. The system allows transparency that is ideal for External Examiners and Auditors to view. A prototype was developed using HyperLedger and implemented on three mock exam papers. The results demonstrate that dAppER can be successfully implemented and provide some insights into whether the development of decentralised applications complements quality assurance systems in general.

Conference12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability
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Electronic9781538670019
Paperback9781538670026
PublisherIEEE
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Print12 Jan 2019
Online11 Apr 2019
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Deposited04 Feb 2020
Accepted25 Sep 2018
Output statusPublished
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INSPEC Accession Number: 18600033

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGS3.2019.8688143
LanguageEnglish
Book title2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability (ICGS3)
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