Prevention of cheating by test takers without supervision of field exams online.
Non-face-to-face service that opens a new daily life the people has begun.
Even when COVID-19 caused confusion all over the world, hoarding did not take place only in Korea thanks to its innovative delivery system. Furthermore, the remaining vaccine reservation system developed by the government and private companies confirmed Korea’s high IT infrastructure, and contact-free technologies such as artificial intelligence, delivery and quarantine robots, and IoT-based living platforms made Korea a quarantine-advanced country. The Korean government is focusing on expanding contact-free services for our daily lives. Through this, it plans to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and secure a leading position in the global contact-free service market in line with the era of digital transformation.
The National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) and Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) are discovering and expanding contact-free services for day-to-day life so that people can protect their daily lives from COVID-19 and enhance economic vitality. Main services include contact-free evaluation, safe touch, which is responsive to infectious diseases, smart mental care, infectious disease response robots, advanced lifestyle platform services, leisure, and home fitness platforms, and last-mile robot delivery. Among them, the “Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System” discovered in the field of “contact-free evaluation” is a project involving Wissensbaum Co., Ltd as the performing organization, iplemind Co., Ltd., the participating organization, and Hanyang Cyber University (agreement agency).
The “Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System” was developed as a technology to compensate for problems that may occur during contact-free evaluation, such as proxy tests and cheating, and patents were filed as “Methods, devices and or programs to prevent cheating in contact-free evaluations. This technology can detect cheating through the AI system using at least one facial image, pupil images, joint data, and sound data collected from videos filmed in real-time. Such data can prevent cheating during contact-free evaluations because cheating is notified to managers, monitors, and examinees in real-time.
Although there is no statistical data limited to the contact-free evaluation system, the domestic market size of e-learning and edutech, which have become important trends in contact-free education in Korea, is increasing. In particular, the contact-free evaluation-related market is expected to grow continuously due to COVID-19 and the rapidly developing ICT technology-related infrastructure. Wissensbaum said, “The Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System is a service that will have a great influence in the qualification evaluation market and education evaluation market among the edutech industries.”, “The size of the global edutech market is expected to grow from $153 billion in 2018 to $342 billion in 2025, they added.
The Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System is an educational evaluation system suitable for social distancing due to the spread of COVID-19 and can compensate for problems of the existing remote evaluation system, such as time and space constraints and economic burden of evaluators. NIPA was able to develop a contact-free education platform and secure next-generation contact-free evaluation service platform technology in terms of technology through the discovery of the “Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System”. In addition, user-centered simple, and fair authentication technologies were secured through complex authentication such as facial recognition and electrocardiogram. Furthermore, securing artificial intelligence analysis technology considering the environment of multiple test takers and securing cheating pattern technology using big data of test takers’ test information are also technical achievements.
In terms of economy and industry, the global status in the field can be increased by reducing the social cost and time of large-scale field tests, as well as securing infrastructure applicable to all education industries related to evaluation. In terms of society, the possibility of securing international standardization and securing control over remote evaluation has increased with a contact-free evaluation system that combines high-tech, and based on this, in-depth education-related technology development can also be sought.
In the process of revitalizing the “Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System,” Wissensbaum Co., Ltd., the performing organization, was in charge of developing a cloud-based evaluation and test platform, integrating technologies related to anti-fraud and developing a monitoring dashboard. While iplemind Co., Ltd., the participating organization, was in charge of developing identification through facial recognition from the perspective of behavior, detecting abnormalities in gaze and skeleton, and developing technologies to prevent access to fraudulent sites. Furthermore, the Korea Association for ICT Promotion, the participating institution, and demanding institution, provided a testbed to demonstrate the task and played a role in demonstrating the Intelligent Contact-Free Evaluation System and Hanyang Cyber University, the agreement agency, also provided an intelligent contact-free evaluation testbed.
Wissensbaum Co., Ltd., which organized the project, is an education-related company established in 2010 and supplies the integrated problem banking system, CBT/IBT system, and qualification test management system. In particular, the company has technical know-how in the learning management system (LMS) and provides related technologies to institutions with self-certification technologies for qualification tests and proven technologies through video analysis.