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Online Cheating Isn’t Going Away. Use It as a Teachable Moment for Students and Educators

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Preventing cheating becomes a game of cat-and-mouse, said Ashley Norris, chief academic officer at ProctorU, a company that provides secure live and automated online proctoring services. But Schreiner has not seen data that shows an increase in cheating since schools started closing.

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A Proctoring Company Tried to Sue an Edtech Critic. He’s Fighting Back in Court.

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At least one proctoring service, ProctorU, even said it’d stop using AI-only proctoring services last year. Student groups and even some colleges have argued that the services violate student privacy, cause false-positive accusations of cheating, and rely on racially biased algorithms.

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Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use

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Companies including ProctorU have long offered human test-watchers who sit in call centers and look in on test-takers through their webcams. Such tools have been available for a few years, but most college students never encountered them until the pandemic forced them into online courses. Online proctoring is not new.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Five bundles will be available for purchase: one each at the preschool, elementary school, middle and high school levels with grade-appropriate curricula and resources, and two with building blocks and related non-digital materials. Big Universe is now available in the U.S. exclusively through FuelEd.

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Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

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Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a group of six Democratic senators sent letters last week to three proctoring companies—ExamSoft, Proctorio and ProctorU—inquiring about the technologies they use to monitor users, how they ensure accuracy and what steps they take to protect students’ privacy. Led by U.S.

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