The feasibility of using the world wide web to authenticate higher education qualifications issues by universities and technikons

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dc.contributor.advisor Mr. M.J. Vorster; Prof. R. van der Wal en_US
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T07:34:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T07:34:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-14
dc.date.submitted 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5625
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract There is evidence of a growing concern regarding the authenticity of qualifications presented at interviews. Today's computer software makes it simple to edit documents, thereby allowing falsification of information by the unscrupulous. The use of sophisticated document scanners, printers and copiers further complicates the issue. The research revolved around an investigation of the need for authentication of education qualifications and the establishment of the feasibility of doing this by using information technology and the World Wide Web to allow for efficient and effective verification that an education qualification was attained at the named higher education institution and that the results were accurately reflected. The research method included the use of questionnaires to gather data. Questionnaires were sent to the registrars of universities and technikons and Human Resources directors of Gauteng-based employer companies. Responses to the questionnaires and information gleaned from the literature review were used in the models designed and offered as solutions to the problem of qualification fraud. The main conclusions drawn from the research were: Confirmation of the growing incidence of and concern regarding qualification fraud. Establishment of the need for a solution to allow authentication of qualifications by Human Resource practitioners as part of the recruitment process. The feasibility for this solution to be an information technology solution using World Wide Web. The VeriQual model was designed to meet all the research objectives. This innovative model is deemed to offer an efficient, effective and feasible technology solution to the problem of qualification fraud in South Africa. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Digital signature en_US
dc.subject Authenticity of qualifications en_US
dc.title The feasibility of using the world wide web to authenticate higher education qualifications issues by universities and technikons en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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