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Recurring themes at ET4O (Formerly Sloan-C)

Hey friends, Director of Partner Relations Jeff here. I’m just coming off a long road trip through the great state of Texas; the last leg of which was the Emerging Technology for Online Education (ET4O) conference by the wonderful people of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium). I’ve written a few of these “conference […]

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Comedy and Academic Integrity?

Improv! You have seen it on the television show, Saturday Night Live, and probably at your local comedy club. But can you incorporate it in your classroom? To find out, I attended the online webcast, “Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity” during Turnitin’s Plagiarism Education Week. The webcast, led by Teddi Fishman, the […]

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Cheating in Exams Mitigated with Use of Tablet Cameras

With their mobile processing power, tablet devices have become an essential tool for students and educators in the classroom. However, many learning institutions are hesitant to completely rely on this trend because it can also be a tool for cheating. In India, they found a way to use tablets as a device to assist proctors […]

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ProctorFree Now an Approved Barnes & Noble Bookstore Vendor

Students can now use their financial aid disbursement to purchase test-proctoring sessions through the college bookstore. ProctorFree created our proctoring solution with accessibility in mind. By creating an autonomous, affordable, no-travel-required, and no-scheduling-needed solution we are allowing thousands of students to take exams and earn degrees on their terms. Just last week we announced another […]

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This Week in Cheating: Apple Watch Ban

Full disclosure here, people. I’m an Apple Fan-boy. Big time. I have a MacBook, an iPad, and iPhone, I’ve had an iPod Nano 5th gen for years, heck I even had the Limited Edition U2 iPod in High School. Obviously, I deeply covet the Apple Watch. Even if calling it a watch is like calling […]

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This Week in Cheating: Honor Codes Making a Comeback

A cheating deterrent going back as far anyone can seem to remember is to pledge an oath, a vow, to swear on something, or just simply read an honor code. It’s even Numbers 30:2 “If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his […]

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Reflections on CHEP 2015, Niche Pedagogy Market

Hi everyone, Jeff here. I just returned from CHEP 2015 by CIDER at Virginia Tech. While I will always fondly remember Cabo Fish Tacos, the conference itself had a pretty significant impact on me as I reflected on the trends rising in pedagogies (the study/science of teaching). This post began as a follow-up email to attendees […]

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Can online classes deter cheating?

A McCabe and Treviño (Rutgers University) study took 1,800 students at nine medium to large-sized universities to examine the influence of contextual and individual factors on cheating behavior. Contextual factors of behaviors, such as peer cheating behavior, peer disapproval of cheating behavior, and perceived severity of penalties for cheating, emerged as the most significant. These […]

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This Week in Cheating: Increasing Access and Preserving Academic Integrity

Normally this blog series covers a cheating scandal or discusses new cheating methods and quells any anxiety by showing how ProctorFree can stop, prevent and detect any academic integrity issues. Once in a while we see an exemplar educational technology company making great strides for educational access while preserving the need for academic integrity. This […]

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This Week in Cheating: Using Facebook to Share Quizzes and Test

Facebook is, in my opinion, my generation’s greatest gift to humanity. It allows us to perform a myriad of social interactions ranging from the ever pleasing casual birthday greeting, to the more clandestine photo stalking. Facebook even let’s us follow our favorite brands and celebrities, and this cool page.  Facebook allows us to organize our friends […]