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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 […]

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Hiring from home: How online proctoring can assist with job placement

The era of social distancing and remote work has created new complications for talent acquisition with in-person interviews and orientation less feasible than before. For time-strapped hiring managers and recruiters, online proctored assessments can be a powerful tool for learning about a candidate’s skills and competencies.  It’s a phenomenon that is likely to grow as […]

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Find the online proctoring features you need

Before implementing any tool, it’s important to understand the underlying technology so you can effectively analyze your results and operate with full transparency.  Here’s a quick introduction to what you can expect to find in an online proctoring program, from the essentials to the bells and whistles.  Login verification with photo ID When proctoring an […]

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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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Proctoring During a Pandemic

What happens when your world changes in an instant? Businesses across all industries were faced with that question when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. We were no different. Now, we’re offering our perspective on our experience over the course of the pandemic and what we believe is coming next.     While we initially hoped the dust […]

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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 […]