Biometric Signature ID to Present at the 4th International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (ET4OL) Sloan and MERLOT Symposium
BSI and EduKan will be talking about their recent pilot that incorporates the latest biometric security technology for colleges and universities that provide distance education to be in compliance with the Education Act allowing them to exceed the student verification requirements, manage growth of online enrollments, maintain the highest integrity levels and keep costs contained.
Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI) announced today that BSI’s CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be co-presenting with EduKan’s CEO, Dr. Mark Sarver, on the topic of best practices for student identity proofing at the 4th International Emerging Technologies Online Learning Conference in San Jose, CA July 12th 2011 at 2:00 PM PST in the Glen Ellen room. BSI is the only software company with this patented technology that exceeds NIST requirements in the $12.6B Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication market.
The 4th International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (ET4OL) Symposium will be help in San Jose, CA during July 11-13, 2011. The Symposium is a partnership between the Sloan Consortium and MERLOT. The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. For more info, please visit: http://sloanconsortium.org/et4online.
BSI and EduKan will be presenting the results of the pilot project and subsequent selection of BSI’s patented BioSig-ID™ signature gesture biometric technology for identity authentication and the uSignOnline™ electronic signature application which were selected by the distance education consortium, EduKan, for use this Fall 2011 to verify student identity online. EduKan selected BSI as a partner so they could exceed HEOA regulatory requirements for student verification, keep administrative tasks associated with their growth to a minimum, and provide a transparent solution to students that are low-cost and easy to use while maintaining the highest level of student integrity.
BSI’s software does not require any additional hardware or software downloads, can be used on any PC anywhere, anytime, does not collect personal identifying information, and tracks and reports all interactions. The cost per student for this technology is capped per student, thereby saving students money on additional examination proctoring fees, which was also a benefit for keeping the cost of education manageable for the students.
“We’re excited to be part of this year’s ET4OL symposium and share the latest technology for identity proofing students,” said Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature ID. “With the distance education enrollment increasing 10-15% each year, educational institutions need a partner like BSI, who provide technology that guarantees academic integrity meets regulations and keeps costs contained.”
BSI’s premier product BioSig-ID™ is a unique biometric handwriting and gesture technology that is activated simply by using a mouse to create an online positive ID and includes their Click-ID technology designed to verify the user’s identity by clicking on specific objects in a selected image. USignOnline™ enables users to sign contracts online, thereby increasing and protecting revenue while providing proof that the user authorized the action. BSI-DCLogon™ which allows access by the actual user to their authenticated personal computer or other personal device control. To find out more about BSI and their IAM solutions, please contact the company directly at http://www.biosig-id.com.
About Biometric Signature ID
A Dallas-based software company, Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI), provides solutions to reduce identity fraud through its’ patented BioSig-ID Online™ biometric handwriting and gesture technologies via web services. During the past twelve months, BSI has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for developing the Product Innovation of the Year, and have been vetted by the 17-member advisory committee of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and granted a commercialization award for their break-through technology and most recently received a proof-of-performance validation from the Tolly Group’s independent testing lab receiving a 99.97% rating of accuracy. Their identity proofing products have worldwide applications including distance education student ID verification, secure online banking, cybersecurity for cloud computing, and healthcare records access and other identity proofing requirements for Internet-based transactions. To learn more about how BSI solutions can help with your Identity proofing needs visit our web site at http://www.biosig-id.com or call us at (800) 871-2817.
EduKan provides access to quality higher education through degrees, certificates, individual courses, support services and emerging market-driven programming. Beginning in the spring of 1998, six presidents of western Kansas’s community colleges met to evaluate an online means of offering courses to their student populations. From these early meetings, EduKan was formed. EduKan is not a separate institution, but instead a cooperative effort between member colleges to offer courses via the Internet beginning fall 1999. Those who enroll in the online program will be able to take course work that may lead to an associate degree from one of six participating institutions. The institutions involved include: Barton Community College, in Great Bend; Colby Community College, in Colby; Dodge City Community College, in Dodge City; Garden City Community College, in Garden City; Pratt Community College, in Pratt; and Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, in Liberal. For more information, please visit http://www.edukan.org.
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