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Looking Beyond COVID-19: Four Trends Shaping Higher Education

With vaccine administration up and running, higher education has reached a critical turning point in pandemic response. Last spring, several colleges and universities turned to virtual offerings, en masse, to keep faculty and students safe and in compliance with coronavirus mitigation measures. Now, with the next normal on the horizon, educational bodies are being made […]


How to Create a Community of Online Learning

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published in March 2015 and updated in April 2021. While online learning isn’t new, there has been a considerable uptick in interest surrounding how to effectively create and foster an effective online learning community. Meaningful interactions with learners, and between them, needs to be facilitated in order to […]

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The Power of Proctoring Partnerships: Gauge by

Education is a team effort. ProctorFree is proud to partner with Gauge by to enhance online exams with automated, on-demand proctoring. Together, this partnership allows organizations to quickly author and administer training content, tests, and certifications online with no complex requirements. ProctorFree’s software integrates seamlessly with Gauge to provide test administrators with identity management […]

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Meet Suzanne: A fireside chat with ProctorFree’s new COO

Delivering education is a team effort, and our team just got stronger. At the end of last year, we welcomed Suzanne Flynn Speece to join us as our new chief operating officer. As COO, Suzanne will play a crucial role in the future of our platform. With experience across numerous tech platforms, she brings a […]

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ProctorFree names new COO

ProctorFree is proud to announce Suzanne Flynn Speece has been named chief operating officer.  Speece, most recently the COO of training recruitment firm Tech Talent South, assumed the role in December 2020. At ProctorFree, Speece will oversee key initiatives around structuring the company for growth as the demand for ProctorFree’s software platform has increased substantially […]

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Working with AWS: How we leverage superior technology

At ProctorFree, we are proud to help educational institutions around the world deliver quality remote education by providing them with on-demand intelligent proctoring. To do quality work, it’s important that we, too, align with quality partners. That’s why we use Amazon Web Services as our technology partner.  AWS is the leading provider of cloud computing […]

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Keeping it simple: Why transparency is our priority

Education is built on mutual respect. And respect is nothing without transparency.  Transparency is a hallmark of the work we do at ProctorFree. Similar to how a professor prepares a syllabus to convey a clear set of principles, we’ve organized our business practices to ensure open, honest communication among all parties. Here are some examples […]

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How does ProctorFree work with learning management systems?

As information sharing evolved, learning management systems (LMS) emerged as a key complement to in-person education and training courses in the 20th century. In recent years, LMS systems have facilitated the wave of online learning we have come to rely on. Today, these systems are at the core of nearly every higher education or professional […]

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Chart a course: 4 steps for developing certification and credentialing exams

Credentialing and certification programs have undergone a wave of rapid adoption, particularly in the age of remote learning. In the United States alone, more than 40 million people held some form of professional license or certification in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.  With fewer time and financial commitments than degree programs, credentialing […]

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Using artificial intelligence and machine learning for effective proctoring

Over the years, the concept of artificial intelligence has inspired many a science fiction story, but the reality is more straight-forward. Machine learning, algorithms and automated decision-making aren’t a full-on replacement for humans, but rather an augmentation. There will always be great humans behind the scenes.  In the case of online proctoring, AI allows humans […]