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Why Online Proctoring Works for Instructors in Higher Education

Understand All the Symptoms Before Making a Diagnosis When an ill patient has an appointment seeking a diagnosis, a trusted doctor will go through all the symptoms with the patient before drawing a conclusion. A doctor will conduct the thorough evaluation in a fast and efficient manner. Instructors in higher education go through a similar […]

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This week in Cheating: Stranger than Fiction

Apparently in the revelry following the New Zealand All Blacks win in the Rugby World Cup, some overly excited student at Auckland based Avondale College circulated a hoax letter describing a new cheating deterrent. Deterrence is a big deal for us academic integrity folks. It’s like a no-harm/no-foul pre-emptive strike where everyone can test happily. […]

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NCTA 2015 Presentation Preview

The National College Testing Association Conference (NCTA 2015) in St. Pete, Florida is less than a week away and I can barley contain my excitement! Not just because it’s a great conference, not just because I get to see a bunch of my friends from different schools, not just because I get to go back […]

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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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“How can they catch me if they don’t see me?”

With the increase of online course development, how students will uphold academic integrity is a major concern. In the “Cheating in the Digital Age: Do Students Cheat More in Online Courses? study, 635 undergraduate and graduate students self-reported cheating and specific dishonest behavior during live and online courses. The study found that the percentage of […]

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Meet Jeff, our new Director of Partner Relations

Jeffrey Kaplan just joined the team at ProctorFree as the Director of Partner Relations. Jeff recently moved to the area from the University of Florida where he was the Head Teaching Assistant and Program Associate at the Warrington College of Business Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He graduated with his Master’s in Entrepreneurship in 2013 […]

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Kapiolani Community College Changes Testing Protocols in Response to Cheaters

Kapiolani Community College has made significant changes to its testing policies for their Radiologic Technology Program because of a student grievance that uncovered highly technical cheating. A photographed image of a test was circulated via email to students enrolled in the program recently. The report did not indicate how or when the photo was taken. One […]

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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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Online Proctoring Questions Answered: Computer Requirements

We receive a lot of questions from educators about technical requirements to use ProctorFree’s online proctoring program. Instructors are usually concerned about students with older computers that might not have a webcam or microphone-two very important requirements for online proctoring. Our online proctoring system needs a webcam and microphone in order to authenticate students with […]