Journal of Computations & Modelling

Online Exam Questions Distribution Technique based on Terminals Locations: The Case of Arab Open University

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    The Arab Open University provides many of its exams through their Learning Management System. The system works fine in most situations, however, once there are many students taking a specific exam at the same time, the probability of repeating the same questions for adjacent examinees represents a threat to online examination reliability. In fact, and according to “on-the-field” observations, there is a noticeable percentage of repeated questions among adjacent examinees, which may decrease system reliability and accuracy on the one hand, and increase students cheating probability on the other hand. This research provides a solution to detect examinees locations and distribute the questions randomly, however, taking into account the location of examinees to ensure that no adjacent students will receive similar questions.