As Online Learning Grows, So Will Proctors. Case in Point: Examity’s $90M Deal

Edsurge

Online education companies, including Coursera and Duolingo, also use Examity to verify the identities of students who earn certificates. Once an online test begins, the user’s computer camera can flag suspicious activities, such as odd head or eye movements, for a human proctor to check. staff—alongside its business as more and more students take online courses. The value of online credentials only exists with this technology in place.”

Another problem with shifting education online: cheating

The Hechinger Report

When universities went online in response to Covid-19, so did the tests their students took. Scott McFarland, CEO, ProctorU. We can only imagine what the rate of inappropriate testing activity is when no one is watching,” said Scott McFarland, CEO of ProctorU.

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?Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Edsurge

Thoughts about online proctoring have been taking up more of my time and energy than I’d like to admit. Rather than spending most of my time time helping people become better online teachers, I have been figuring out how to meet two competing objectives: increase online course offerings and avoid adopting an online proctoring system. My first objective, to increase the number of online courses, is grounded in research and campus goals for increasing student success.

What Happens When Ed-Tech Forgets? Some Thoughts on Rehabilitating Reputations

Hack Education

Silicon Valley's historical amnesia — the inability to learn about, to recognize, to remember what has come before — is deeply intertwined with the idea of "disruption" and its firm belief that new technologies are necessarily innovative and are always "progress."