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Re: [newtech-1] [feedback] Student Aims to Eliminate Cheating on Exams

From: user 8.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:03 AM
@Austin

I'm sorry about your health. I hope you keep staying strong! Plus, I admire that you are learning new things (may I suggest design??)

I do have a team like I mentioned to Bill, and we are working on selling direct to universities. The best part about this is that it isn't a downloadable software. It's an online platform accessible wherever you are in the world. 

Teachers can use it on the go, in the air, in bed, wherever you go as long as there is Internet you can create/grade exams. 

Respectfully,
Eli Attias

On Oct 1, 2013, at 2:38 PM, Austin Chandler <[address removed]> wrote:

@Eli

Thanks for replying.

I have no wish to dampen the spirit you are showing with your product. Just hoping my words can give you some advice.

There are already other products that do what you are doing on the market. Have your tried any of your competitors products and seen what you can do it better? What features would make this product an almost must for a school or their faculty to want to have it.

Before I became a Stay @ Home Dad due to my disability I worked in the NYC Public School as a Special Education teacher. I have over ten years teaching experience inside classrooms. I was also the Head Tech Liaison from my school to District 75. I supervised all technology purchases inside my school and tested hardware and software and got regular enhanced training via NYC DOE for social media, Web 2.0, and anything they felt would be helpful tech wise. 

If a teacher is lucky their school will buy similar software for them to use. Filemaker is one of the more popular ones for a school to have already. Even older versions will work just fine. There are also free software out there that do what your product does. At the end of the day getting into a school system with your software can be a daunting task.

Bill Greenbaum brings up excellent points in his email. 

In addition to a good market group to see what your target audience would want from such a software you also need people who are experienced educators already on your team. Almost every time the software my school went with was mainly designed or fueled by educators who were working for that company. Because they understand what is needed and wanted inside of a classroom environment.

All of this really makes me 1) Wish could go back to teaching (my disability doesn't let me, Fibromyalgia really does suck everyone) and 2) Wish I could program more (though happy with my progress with learning HTML 5/CSS3 & App development). A Stay at Home Dad needs something to do to keep from going bonkers now that my youngest is a day care now.





On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Eli Attias <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Austin,

Like I mentioned earlier, each exam has the same questions and answers. Just in a different order. 

I hope this answers any of your concerns. If not, please ask! I would love to answer as much as I can. 

Respectfully,
Eli Attias

On Oct 1, 2013, at 11:23 AM, Austin Chandler <[address removed]> wrote:

I wouldn't call that an easy fix.

In college GPA scores are highly regarded. If a student could prove that they got a harder test than someone else in the class then they could find a school liable in regards to scoring of grade point averages. There is a reason that standardized tests are the norm.

Test scores, especially multiple choice exams and tests, are designed to level the playing field for every person in the room. If you start changing the questions for some the test is no longer standardized and therefore can open a huge can of worms for both teacher and school.


On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Brian Coca <[address removed]> wrote:
easy to fix by giving each question a 'dificulty rating' and setting a exam wide one and an acceptable margin (exam can be 200 with a 3 point margin up or down).




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