Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy Glare

Natasha Singer, CC BY-SA, Apr 07, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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More on ProctorTrack, the service that stares at you through your camera while you take an online exam. Not surprisingly, students don't like it. According to the article, "Even for an undergraduate raised in a culture of selfies and Skype, Ms. Chao found the system intrusive. 'I felt it was sort of excessive,' she said... [it] seems to impose more onerous strictures on students than a live proctor would. Among other things, it requires students to sit upright and remain directly in front of their webcams at all times, according to guidelines posted on the company’s site."

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