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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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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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DigitalChalk & ProctorFree

ProctorFree announced today that it has partnered with DigitalChalk to provide integrated proctoring technology in the DigitalChalk platform. This partnership impacts anyone that wants to sell, manage, and deliver online courses with an added layer of identity management and virtual proctoring. The technology designed by each company, now offered together, offers enterprise-grade abilities to individual […]

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Proctoring during COVID-19

We have witnessed a truly staggering rate of change over the past 30 days or so. We have also listened to countless individuals as they described the challenges COVID-19 is causing their organizations.   Everything from institutions of higher learning to corporate human resource providers trying to vet job applicants and potential new hires remotely. […]

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Proctoring During Campus Emergencies

During the event of campus closures, emergencies, or any extraordinary event that interferes with the normal operations of a learning institution, ProctorFree will significantly discount the cost of our proctoring services.  With the recent concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this is just one example of an event that can lead colleges to re-evaluate […]

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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 […]