Students can now use their financial aid disbursement to purchase test-proctoring sessions through the college bookstore. ProctorFree created our proctoring solution with accessibility in mind. By creating an autonomous, affordable, no-travel-required, and no-scheduling-needed solution we are allowing thousands of students to take exams and earn degrees on their terms. Just last week we announced another

Kids these days, huh? There is a whole rigmarole over news that students are sharing questions to the multi-state-wide PARCC test on social media. That’s the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers by Pearson. The test has some pretty serious stakes. For example, the teacher’s salary is tied to the performance of

Creating a Community of Learning

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 by

There are many advantages to students who are involved in learning communities. Studies show that students maintain greater academic achievement, greater involvement in classes, more motivation, greater intellectual development and increased retention. Overall, these students are often more engaged and satisfied with their college experience and are more likely to remain in school. How is

Does online group work, work?

Friday, 27 February 2015 by

Before an instructor starts assigning group projects in their online classes, it’s important to ask, can they work? In “Teacher Perspectives on Online Collaborative Learning:  Factors Perceived as Facilitating and Impeding Successful Online Group Work”, 24 students in an online instructional technology course participated in a group project to determine the challenges of online group work.

Learning by Visuals

Friday, 20 February 2015 by

When it comes to learning, external representations, aka visualizations, have always been valuable tools to students. Visualizations play a key role in all learning. So why are visuals important? According to The Theory and Practice of Online Education: Students learn better from words and graphics or pictures than from words alone. There is the The Spatial