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Celebrating Online Learning Day

Why Online Learning Matters to the ProctorFree Team In celebration of National Online Learning Day, we are sharing why online learning is important to each one of us. We are proud to do what we do here at ProctorFree and we are committed to improving the ever-growing online learning community. Today, we reflect on the past, think about the […]

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Adult Nontraditional Students Are On The Rise

Edtech is Fueling the Growth of Nontraditional Students in Higher Ed with Flexibility and Accessibility. Adult, nontraditional students are already a major part of the education landscape, and their growth is not slowing down. As the number of adult students rise, edtech plays an ever-increasing role in helping these nontraditional learners succeed. Adult learning requires […]

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Alternative Credentials Grow with Trust

UPCEA/Pearson Survey Draws Attention to the Challenge Facing Alternative Credentials. “The root of the word ‘credential’ is credence, and the value offered by credibility is only possible when credentials are based on a foundation of solid learning and assessment design, backed by trusted, experienced learning organizations.” -Jim Fong, Director, UPCEA Center for Research and Marketing Strategy […]

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Punishing Cheating: “Crime and Punishment”

Cheaters in China Now Threatened With Jail Time. For the first time in the nation’s history, Chinese high schoolers are now facing potential criminal charges if they cheat on the “Gaokao”, the equivalent of the SAT in the United States. China is fighting a growing cheating industry that utilizes everything from sit in “student” item […]

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Summer Education Conferences Are Here

We Love Participating in Education Conferences We have a lot of conferences on our summer calendar, and we couldn’t be more excited. We love education conferences, particularly in the areas of higher education and continuing education. Our summer conference tour includes the UPCEA Summit for Online Leadership, Blackboard’s Bb World, Canvas InstructureCon, and Desire2Learn’s Fusion […]

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Education Webinar: Implementation Best Practices

Effectively Implement New Learning Technologies On Your Campus Join Velvet Nelson, ProctorFree Founder and Chief Learning Officer, and D2L for an informative webinar on learning technology implementation best practices. Webinar Description: Implementing new learning technologies in your online programs can be very successful when everyone is focused on its success. In this session, we will […]

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UPCEA in Review

Eric McGee, Vice President of Higher Education and Partnerships, joined Over 600 attendees for the 101st UPCEA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. The conference was held in San Diego from April 7th to April 9th. The conference afforded Eric an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends that he has made over the […]

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MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

This month the Online Education Policy Initiative at MIT released a study done on how to further education in all aspects, with a focus on online education. The study has four focus zones: interdisciplinary collaboration, online educational technologies, learning engineers, and institutional/organizational change. The overarching message of the study is that while all fields are […]

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Addressing the Frustrations of Working Students

Education technology has made access to higher education more accessible than just a few years ago. As a result, more working adults are finding that they can work towards completing their degrees through online classes taken through their local college. What isn’t often talked about is the frustrations that these adult students face when dealing […]

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2016 Annual UPCEA Conference: Why We’re Attending

On April 7th, I will be attending the UPCEA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. Over the past 10 years, the UPCEA Annual Conference has become the one professional education event that I most enjoy; and I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new colleagues at this year’s event. This will be my […]