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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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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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This Week in Cheating: Targeting Students through Facebook

Greetings Protectors of Academic Integrity and Proctoring, We are back with a brand new “This Week in Cheating”. This week we see a service that goes right after online classes and online proctoring. Last night I was scrolling through The Facebook and came across a sponsored ad. Facebook’s sponsored ads are really quite sophisticated. As a marketer, […]

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U.S. Students Seeking German Education Due to Low Cost:

As the cost of higher education in the U.S. continues to be a growing concern for students, some have begun to look outside of the country for a solution. One of the primary destinations for these budget-minded academics has been Germany. It is known for having both a strong tertiary education program, with 18 of […]

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LMS Buying Trends in Higher Education

Eduventures released a comprehensive report on Learning Management Systems this month, covering 20 LMS platforms. Approximately 900 institutions have been migrating or consolidating systems in the past 5 years, but most importantly, schools that were replacing an old LMS chose to switch to Blackboard products over 90% of the time. In the realm of entirely […]

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How Much Does Students’ Health Impact Their Academic Success?

We’ve all heard Mom’s advice before: “Eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and exercise so you will do well in school.” But how many students really do that? And if they do, does it impact their academic success? Oral Roberts University is on a mission to find out if the old adage is really true. According […]

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Charlotte EdTech Company Raises Funding, Closes Big Partnerships

Charlotte, N.C. — ProctorFree announced a successful round of investment funding to close out 2015 and contribute to continued growth in 2016. This financing round was led by Real Ventures with participation by Task Force X Capital and other select, individual investors. This funding will enable ProctorFree to maintain and enhance its cutting-edge technology, accelerate […]

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Cheaters and the Business World

Recent studies in Higher Education have estimated that up to 80% of college students have cheated in some way or another during their college careers. It is an alarming trend at colleges both in the U.S. as well as throughout the rest of the world and has not shown any signs of slowing down. Each […]

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ProctorFree Welcomes Eric McGee as Director of Partnership Development

Please join us in welcoming Eric McGee to the ProctorFree team. Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and over 10 years of higher education experience. As Director of Partnership Development, Eric will work with current and future university partners to identify integration opportunities and implementation strategies. Eric’s prior experience in higher education includes time working […]

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College Cheating Culture

College students know all too well the blanket of fear that covers the class as the teacher reads “zero tolerance policy for cheating” from the syllabus. Whether it is writing a paper, taking a formula based math exam, or conducting a science oriented lab, cheating comes in all shapes and sizes. The question is; is […]