Intellectual Outputs

The concrete Intellectual Outputs will be made available for the public in this section thoughout the course of this project. TRUSTID aims to provide results during the project implementation and after that, as follows.

Expected Results

  • Validate a Framework for HEIs' Continuous Student Identity Management (Conceptual).
    The TRUSTID framework will be both theoretical and practical and will scaffold different HEI stakeholders to sustain credibility of online education learning activities. Such a framework can serve HEI instructors to accurately verify the identity of students, throughout the academic activities, and in addition protect the HEI from fraudulent misuse of student accounts in Learning Management Systems (LMS). The framework will be driven by existing literature and validated in the context of three-case studies within HEIs from Greece, Cyprus and Portugal spanning diverse organizational, instructional and institutional requirements. Thus, this framework has a realistic potential of being widely adopted and used by other HEIs, especially through dissemination, multiplier and learning teaching training events.

  • Implementation of an open-source software toolkit (Operational).
    The aforementioned framework will be supported by an open-source toolkit that will be designed and developed during the project. The software toolkit will be freely accessible and modifiable through the provision of a software development community on GitHub. Therefore, we have a dedicated SME that will lead this process of providing tangible results of the project to system administrators stakeholders and technicians of HEIs. The framework will come along with an open-source toolkit that will implement diverse identity management solutions for synchronous and asynchronous online educational models. The toolkit will be easy to integrate and modified by European HEIs through the provision of specific guidelines to system administrators.

  • Evaluation and Validation Reports in the context of three case-studies at different HEIs (Lessons Learned and Guidelines).
    Evaluation reports assessing the project results in general, aiming at the provision of recommendations for the long-term implementation of continuous identity management of online learning and teaching activities at the partner organizations, based on the evaluation outcomes. An alpha and beta version of the framework will be put into practice in the context of online learning/teaching activities within the participating HEIs, then we will analyze efficiency and effectiveness of each identification method, based on objective and subjective data (interviews, questionnaires, online focus groups) in order to improve it and evaluate it. We will produce a verification report that will embrace all our lessons learned which will be freely available to all HEIs across the EU but also at an international level.

  • Knowledge Building Online Community and Repository (Sustainability).
    An online repository that will support knowledge building through guides with best practices for different methods and tools to apply continuous user identification for online activities of HEIs. We will analyze the different ways of synchronous (i.e., online lectures, online exams) and asynchronous (i.e., online forums, etc.) online teaching and learning models, and suggest for each the best ways for implementing continuous user identification solutions, e.g., based on image, voice or interaction behavior analysis or mixed-method solutions. The knowledge building repository will be developed throughout the two years of the project, during which we will analyze all methods, compare them and we will provide an abstraction of the best and worst practices in order to create an innovative framework for continuous identity management for online learning. It will also include, training materials that will be developed for different HEIs stakeholders (instructors, students, HEIs strategic policy makers and system administrators) and will be used for the learning, teaching and training activities.