1,000,000 students using laptops for testing in 2011 2,000,000 by end of 2012 Lou Woodruff, Caveon
Universities & Colleges are now competing without borders TRUE OR FALSE:
Students are shopping for courses that meet their schedules and circumstances. Students demand is being supported and answered. In 1998, 83% of governors identified allowing students to obtain education anytime and anyplace via technology as a critical characteristic of universities in the twenty-first century. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume VI, NumberIII, Fall2003 State University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center
How Students choose to Learn and to access learning is rapidly changing TRUE OR FALSE:
Quote from Higher Ed Opportunity Act of 2008: Institutions that offer distance education must "have processes through which the institution establishes that the student who registers in a distance education or correspondence education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives academic credit."
P OLICY S TATEMENT FROM SACSCOC (Southern regional accrediting association - one of the regional accrediting bodies) 1. At the time of review by the Commission, the institution must demonstrate that the student who registers in a distance or correspondence education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the credit by verifying the identity of a student who participates in class or coursework by using, at the option of the institution, methods such as: (1)a secure login and pass code, (2) proctored examinations, and (3) new or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification. http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/Distance%20and%20correspondence%20policy%20final.pdf of any projected additional student charges associated with the verification of student identity at the time of registration or enrollment.
US Dept of Education - Federal financial aid requirements, in order to quality for students to receive federal aid, the university must: 602.17 Application of standards in reaching an accrediting decision. (g) Requires institutions that offer distance education or correspondence education to have processes in place through which the institution establishes that the student who registers in a distance education or correspondence education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the academic credit. The agency meets this requirement if it-- (1) Requires institutions to verify the identity of a student who participates in class or coursework by using, at the option of the institution, methods such as-- (i) A secure login and pass code; (ii) Proctored examinations; and. (iii) New or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identity; and (2) Makes clear in writing that institutions must use processes that protect student privacy and notify students
Ultimately, all institutions will interpret the HEA requirements and put processes in place to comply with them. However, there is much more to academic integrity than just meeting the current requirements of the HEA.
The train has left the station Bob Hansen, CEO UPCEA
Testing delivery will continue to transform and innovate for the distance learner TRUE OR FALSE:
T HE B USINESS The race for more distance learners Expanded Access Meeting regulatory requirements A Student-Centric Approach for all Learners Immediate results 24 x 7 scheduling Anywhere Anytime Efficiencies Reduced Costs?
Institutions want/need to provide evidence to accreditation agencies that their online programs have integrity
Institutions want/need a manageable, integrity-based solution for proctoring online exams and/or servicing their GROWING population of distance learners
Blackboard recently announced that a service is being made available through Acxiom that will periodically and randomly present real- time challenge questions to the test-taker (i.e., in 1998 you lived at one of the following three addresses. The pitch is that along with Blackboards username and password, these challenge questions will ensure that the correct person is taking the test.
Right Student is in the room Authentication without exam integrity
Processes for Proctoring Online / Remote should be different? TRUE OR FALSE:
L IVE P ROCTORED E XAMS...from the comfort of the students home.
Basic Control procedures –Randomized tests –Only log in once, or only proctor can log in –Proctors are managed, trained, audited –Immediate feedback if questionable behaviour –Immediate help if technical challenges –Everything is recorded – video, audio, computer
M OST I MPORTANT ? Student Experience? Schedule, Interaction, Ease, BRAND Validity of Results? Authentication, Integrity, Content Protection Stay Current Technology, regulation, learner preferences
P EOPLE S ELECTED, T RAINED, M ONITORED Screened for required competencies Trained in detecting aberrant behavior online Technically skilled to solve problems quickly Customer Service focused for seamless student exam experience
S CHEDULING & S YSTEM TESTING Seamless scheduling – Web Portal Group scheduling in time blocks Centralized Phone In scheduling Simple test to eliminate technical issues
E XAM D AY Click to Connect Authenticate X Point Inspection plan for guiding students through online exam process Shift exam initiation responsibility to proctor quickly
I NTEGRATED O NLINE P ROCESSES Communication channels during the exam Consistency in auditing processes during exams Transition of content to institution
Access to a Computer Webcam High Speed Internet W HAT DOES STUDENT NEED ?
Brand Promise - Perception is reality Keeping it simple for students Technology should increase the integrity of the online examination and proctoring solution, not become a barrier to it Stay current O NLINE P ROCTORING T ECHNOLOGY
L IVE R EMOTE M ONITORING Take Control Early Pinning Audio, video, live chat and phone Computer Scanning Controlled credentialing
A UDIT T RAIL Capture, log and store Video, Audio, System Activity
Best PracticeBest Practice Definition Secure Technology Audit (STA)Through our remote access software, we confirm application usage, monitor(s) access, and 3 rd party tools which may lead to aberrant behavior and compromise the online proctoring experience. Visual Authentication (VAP)Requires proctors to authenticate students through photo identification and signature process Continuous Rick Assessment (CRA)Full life cycle auditing of aberrant behavior and potential for compromised proctored exams. This process includes independent audits of online policies. Random Environment Challenge (REC)In-proctoring process by which the proctor will test or challenge the environment that the student is in. This includes audio review, as well as web cam movement to insure exam integrity.
Voice Recognition Simple to deploy. No upfront costs. Per session fee of a few dollars. Minimize the chance of software malfunction. In combination with video, ensures we know the person is the same person that will then answer the exam questions. Voice matching, video, password and live computer and environment monitoring. Allow for contingency if biometrics test is a fail
Review Program Design Review Testing Design Stakeholder Review/Changes (pre-pilot) Student Pilot Online Proctoring Feedback/Review/Changes Go Live Student/Proctor Feedback Random Audits Continuous Improvement (includes technology & regulations)
Over 150,000 learners in 38 countries On-demand scheduling and rescheduling Governing body regulations Aberrant behavior Brand and process consistency International Exam Strategy Loyalist Certification Services
Become the EXPERT on campus…..You be the one to bring the message forward Lou Woodruff, Caveon August 3, 2012 11:55pm Frame the debate on campus Partner versus Threat – An Extension of the Campus Facility? Dont Pause Audit, monitor, continuous Improvement Y OUR R OLE ?
Guidelines for Good Practice in Proctoring (Human Proctoring) WCETs Academic Integrity and Student Authentication CIG
Testing will continue to transform for the distance learner TRUE OR FALSE:
INSPIRING SUCCESS AND INNOVATION THROUGH TRUST AND PARTNERSHIPS Established in 1999 Offices in Atlanta and Toronto Recognized as an innovation leader in every industry where we do business
S tep ONE – Visit the Live Online Proctoring Center (You branded Portal)
S tep TWO – Schedule Your Exam Click on the Schedule Your Exam from the portal above (see Step ONE) Student lands on the Scheduling Page