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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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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: Cicret Wearable Technology

A new startup out of France has a cool new device to view your phone…and everyone is freaking out! Cicret, (pronounced secret…I guess since this other app is named Secret they got a little clever with the spelling. And even that Secret had to get a URL with .ly!) is an app connected to a bracelet, […]

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Campus Technology 2014 in Boston Preview

  We are so excited for the Campus Technology 2014 Conference in Boston next week that we made a “Campus Technology 2014 in Boston Preview!” There are tons of cool things to do and see. From awesome presenters to a great roster of exhibitors, who knows where to begin? Have no fear, internet friend, we […]

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Udacity offers high-demand courses developed by tech-industry leaders

Udacity one of the top MOOC providers is now focusing on providing learning opportunities for people wishing to equip themselves with high-demand digital skills. Apart from providing free online courses, Udacity is now offering advanced skills that companies like Google, Cloudera and AT&T want their prospective employees to have. Udacity announced the new courses that […]

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Online Courses: 5 Online Education Myths Debunked

Education Technology advances has made it possible for many universities to offer their courses online for distance learners. The result is an unprecedented growth of online course offerings, continuing education, and MOOCs. What was once only a future possibility is now a reality for thousands of people who choose to take an online degree because […]

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Online Learning – Is it the Answer for an Affordable Degree and Employability?

The idea of getting into college, only to graduate four years later graduate with six-figure debt and bleak career prospects, shows the landscape some students are facing in higher education. Long gone are the days when students had the luxury to opt for degrees out of pure interest instead of employability. Today, it takes one […]

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ProctorFree Attends the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

I had the pleasure of attending the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning from November 20-22, 2013. The Sloan Conference brings educators together to share and discuss research, growth, and best practices within online and blended learning. It is a time to learn, network, and establish relationships with other professionals in the field. It […]

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Do Today’s MOOC’s Run the Risk of Losing Their Creativity?

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is considered the first MOOC ever offered. This was back in 2008. Five years later and MOOC is a household term. A student in Calcutta India and another in Stockholm Sweden, can at the same time enroll in the course Fundamentals of NeuroScience, Part 1, or for that matter, any other […]

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Wharton Offers MBA Courses Through Coursera

Students who have always dreamed of earning an MBA from Wharton can now get a taste of what it’s like through Coursera. In a recent repot published on Yahoo, Wharton has announced that the school will offer several courses in the MOOC format that are typically offered during the first year of their highly reputable […]