Spotlight on Nontraditional Students and Accountability in Higher Education

We are back with more great articles about higher education and online learning. Here are the articles we most enjoyed reading and sharing this week; covering subjects including the growth of nontraditional students, the desire for accountability in higher education, and more in online learning.

Insights and Advice for Continuing Educators: A Conversation with Alice Warren – JMH Consulting

The development of and acceptance of alternative credentials for working adults is on the radar of continuing education leaders. Alice Warren, the Vice Provost of Continuing Education at North Carolina State University and current President of UPCEA, shared with JMH Consulting her opinions on higher education trends, threats to continuing education, avenues for departments to invest in in order to achieve long-term success, and advice for someone who is new to continuing education.

Shaken By Economic Change, ‘Non-Traditional’ Students Are Becoming The New Normal – NPR

The number of students enrolling in higher education institutions that are older, working, and have a family is growing, presenting a challenge among universities. A thirty-year old single mother points out to NPR that nontraditional students such as herself face hurdles that are drastically different than hurdles faced by traditional students. Successful higher education departments and institutions will adapt and become better equipped to meet the needs of this growing population.



ProctorFree Welcomes You to the Next Generation of Online Proctoring

ProctorFree welcomes the education community to the next generation of online proctoring with our upcoming Fall Webinar Series. We understand that every aspect of the online learning experience is designed to enhance accessibility and convenience except the online assessment process. Your students deserve a better online assessment experience, and we are here to help you deliver just that. Our Fall Webinar Series is designed to demonstrate how our proctoring solution ensures a better online assessment experience for students and faculty alike.

Join one or more of our webinars, and learn how ProctorFree’s on-demand, cost-effective proctoring solution integrates with Blackboard, Canvas, and Brightspace by D2L to enhance online testing and strengthen your online programs. Our three, thirty-minute webinars are:

Proctoring Quizzes in Canvas: October 13, 2016
Proctoring Exams in Blackboard: October 20, 2016
Proctoring Online Exams with Confidence: October 27, 2016

Each webinar will begin at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT and will last for approximately thirty minutes.

During the webinar, you will learn how ProctorFree:

  • Empowers students to take exams at any time
  • Enhances academic integrity
  • Assists instructors
  • Easily integrates with your Learning Management System


ProctorFree Welcomes Erik Samuelson

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by

Introducing New Partners to the Best-Value Proctoring Solution in Edtech

ProctorFree is excited to welcome Erik Samuelson to the team. As Sales Development Representative, Erik’s main focus will be developing new relationships with higher education institutions. Erik will be engaging prospective ProctorFree partners to help them improve online learning and assessments for students and faculty.

Erik is a recent graduate of Robert Morris University. While majoring in Marketing and Sports Management, Erik found a passion for developing relationships and helping others. After graduation, Erik began working in sales, which led him to his new role at ProctorFree. The opportunity to improve distance-learning programs at universities through our proctoring solution appealed to Erik’s passion for building mutually beneficial partnerships. Erik is committed to providing more universities with an online testing solution that ensures a high level of academic integrity, and is excited to lend his help to current and prospective ProctorFree partner institutions.

In his free time, Erik enjoys golfing and working on his jump shot on the basketball court. While he is excited for the warm weather in Charlotte, Erik will be ready to travel to the mountains in the winter to snowboard.

Connect with Erik on LinkedIn and learn how our online proctoring solution empowers students, assists instructors, and ensures academic integrity. Prefer to talk to Erik now? Call 980-250-3866 or email


Proctor Blackboard Exams – Confidently – with ProctorFree

ProctorFree will be attending and exhibiting at the Third Annual Western New York Blackboard Users Group eLearning Day in Hamburg, NY on Friday, September 30, 2016. The WNYBUG eLearning Day is a one day event that will provide networking and learning opportunities for eLearning experts using the Blackboard LMS in Western New York.

Karina Mariotti, Account Manager at ProctorFree, is excited to be attending WNYBUG eLeaning Day. Karina is presenting how ProctorFree’s proctoring solution integrates with Blackboard to enhance online testing and strengthen your online programs.

Learn how you can empower students to take exams at any time from almost any location, enhance academic integrity by reducing and identifying suspicious behavior, and build and administer exams easily.

Join the next generation of proctoring. Attend Karina’s presentation in Room 204 at 11:45 AM.

If you cannot attend the presentation, stop by the ProctorFree booth to learn more about improving your online exam experience. Contact us to set up a meeting at the eLearning Day or to schedule a personal demonstration.


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