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

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The hearing will test what critics of the case say was a suit meant to silence concerns about a controversial edtech service. The suit, which has become infamous among edtech critics, accused Linkletter of copyright infringement for posting tweets that criticized Proctorio, whose services the University of British Columbia used.

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Automated Proctoring Swept In During Pandemic. It’s Likely to Stick Around, Despite Concerns

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And some analysts watching the edtech space expect colleges to continue to sign up for the services to make them an option for professors to use. The story with a lot of edtech is that the pandemic catalyzed a lot of growth, and the adoption holds even once ground-based [teaching] goes back.” The Practice May Be Here to Stay." “As

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

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It may be the biggest question in college edtech during the pandemic: Should tests be allowed to robotically watch students? Companies including ProctorU have long offered human test-watchers who sit in call centers and look in on test-takers through their webcams. But the level of outcry is unusual for an edtech product.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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com ) & ( www.bvlp.com ) & ( www.schoolmint.com ) Hero K12 and BV Investment Partners announced SchoolMint will be joining their EdTech Platform. HERO K12, BV INVESTMENT PARTNERS AND SCHOOLMINT ( herok12.com

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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. but also ‘Should we do this?’

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Campus Technology : “ ProctorU Intros AI-Based Online Proctoring ”: “Machine learning allows ProctorU Auto to adapt to student behavior, improving its analysis with each exam.” ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Campus Technology : “One of the founders and former CEO of online proctoring company ProctorU , Don Kassner, is launching a new venture: MonitorEDU , an online proctoring service powered by technology from ProctorExam. Via The New York Times : “ School Shooting Simulation Trains Teachers for the Worst.”