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Amid Objections to Automated Proctoring, One Company Abandons the Practice

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This week one large provider of proctoring services, ProctorU, took the unusual step of announcing that it would no longer sell an AI-only proctoring product. The provost sent a letter last month first noting the change, though some engineering courses that were already using ProctorU kept doing so through the end of the semester.

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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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Another problem with shifting education online: cheating

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Scott McFarland, CEO, ProctorU. Before Covid-19 forced millions of students online, one of the companies that provides that service, ProctorU, caught people cheating on fewer than 1 percent of the 340,000 exams it administered from January through March. They could not say what happened to the students who allegedly hired him.

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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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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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From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

The Hechinger Report

AI alone is not a good judge of human behavior or intention,” said Jarrod Morgan, the founder and chief strategy officer at ProctorU, which schools hire to manage and observe the tests students take online. “We Jarrod Morgan, founder and chief strategy officer, ProctorU. AI alone is not a good judge of human behavior or intention.

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

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Despite all that opposition, and the fact that colleges are returning to in-person teaching, sales of proctoring software have been robust.

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