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Trust but verify: How online proctoring enhances credentialing programs

Certifications and other credentialing programs quantify skills in a tangible format. As a result, they have grown as a crucial reference for job candidates and potential employers. But credentialing programs have to do more than fill space on a resume to hold value. Maintaining rigorous exams is vital to their credibility, and online proctoring offers […]

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Preparing for the online proctoring reality

Taking a test is stressful under normal circumstances. That anxiety is bound to increase if students are confronted with complex technology systems or a lack of information about how to navigate the new virtual learning environment. That’s why our first recommendation to institutions is to keep an open line of communication with test takers and […]

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The future is logging in: Online credentials are here to stay

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we learn. We’re seeing that play out in schools now, as the fall semester gets underway. But the pandemic has also impacted the pursuit of other credentials, such as licenses and certifications.  With unemployment at record levels, many workers are using this time to beef up their skills. […]

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The age of online exams

2020 will surely go down in history as a year when humanity was put to the test. The novel coronavirus pandemic has introduced a worldwide wave of mass disruption and digital transformation, the likes of which we have never seen before. As academic and business leaders rush to conform to brand-new norms, online exams have […]

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NWEA says investing in online proctoring is priority #1

COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every aspect of society, and education is no exception.  While many hoped the public health ramifications would wind down by fall and that students would be able to return to school like normal, it has become clear this is not the case. So, as we approach the 2020-21 school year, how […]

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Does Groupthink lead to Group Cheating

According to Psychology Today, Groupthink occurs when a group of well-intentioned people make irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the discouragement of dissent. This problematic or premature consensus may be fueled by a particular agenda or simply because group members value harmony and coherence above rational thinking. A recent news story that […]

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Contract Cheating

What is Contract Cheating? Contract cheating is when a student or academic candidate will contract with (pay) an online storefront or individual freelancer who completes their academic work for them. There are varying depths this can go to, ranging from writing papers to physically attempting to take an online examination. A recent article published by EdSurge highlights […]

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Thank You for Meeting Us at ATD TechKnowledge 2017

Provide a Competitive Edge with ProctorFree Last week ProctorFree kicked off the 2017 Professional Testing Conference season and attended the Association for Talent Development (ATD) TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The annual conference from January 11 to January 13 brought together the brightest leaders in the talent development industry for a conference showcasing the […]

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Reimagine Learning at ATD TechKnowledge 2017 with ProctorFree

Reimagine Possibilities and Reignite Potential with Online Proctoring ProctorFree is kicking off the 2017 conference season at the ATD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas, NV from January 11-13, 2017. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) brings together the brightest leaders in the talent development industry for a conference showcasing the latest technology innovations and trends. TechKnowledge […]

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Thank You for Meeting Us at MSCHE Annual Conference 2016

Enhancing Student Assessments with ProctorFree Last week ProctorFree wrapped up the 2016 Education Conference season and attended the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The annual conference from December 7 to December 9 brought together MSCHE members to share ideas and perspectives on higher education hot topics such as accreditation standards, […]