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

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

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Other providers of similar services include ProctorU, Proctorio, PearsonVUE and Krypterion. To date, Examity has raised just shy of $120 million in investment capital. Examity’s ambition to capture the growing market for proctors will not go uncontested. billion in the U.S. and $19 billion globally in 2019.

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

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Second, online proctoring systems, such as ProctorU or Proctorio , replicate a practice that isn’t effective in-person. More than that, it goes against much of what we teach students about online privacy. When would we encourage students to give a stranger access their webcam?

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