With the rapid growth of internet-based courses offered by colleges and universities worldwide, there has also been a spike in online cheating. Previously, there has been no way to tell who was writing an exam or paper, as there was no way to see who was sitting at the keyboard when they were being typed.
Many schools and colleges around the US have introduced advanced ID verification technology this school year. As iris recognition technology becomes easier to develop, standardize and afford, a growing number of educational institutions chooses iris scanning technology to verify staff and student identity in order optimize premises access and increase security. Talking to CNN Money,
Never worry about remembering passwords, your heart could be the only key you need. New tech gadget, the Nymi; a wireless wristband that uses your heartbeat to validate your identity. Bionym Incorporation’s CEO, Karl Martin, hopes Nymi can replace passwords and change our interaction with the internet. Recently Google has expressed their interest in this