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Improving the educational system for (future) fingerprint experts with the use of researched study methods and e-learning.

Elskamp, D. (2021) Improving the educational system for (future) fingerprint experts with the use of researched study methods and e-learning.

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Abstract:Fingerprints have been used as a tool to establish a connection between a trace recovered from a crime scene and an individual for over a century. For a fingerprint examiner to achieve an expert status, they must pass a series of extensive examinations throughout their training. Successfully passing these exams shows that they posses specialised knowledge greater than that of a lay person. However, the current educational system is outdated, resulting in students spending many years on the process or even dropping out because of a lack of perspective and motivation. This research created the first step in designing a new fingerprint comparison training tool to adapt the educational system to the 21st century. A literature research was performed on researched study methods and e-learning, followed by an experiment using two experimental feedback types: ‘Task feedback’ and ‘Peer feedback’. The two experimental feedback types were studied and compared to learning without feedback, or very little feedback to mirror current industry practises. The experiment showed some interesting results and behaviour in the different feedback groups and should be further developed and explored with fingerprint examiners.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87148
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