Testing & Online Learning: Tools & Techniques For Fostering A Culture Of Academic Integrity
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It is estimated that 18,650,000 college students will be taking at least one of their classes online by the end of 2014. By 2019, it has been estimated that half of all classes will be taken online. The 21% growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 2% growth in the overall higher education student population. But as the number of students in online courses increases, so too does the potential for cheating.
One of the matters most often cited by critics of eLearning is the issue of testing integrity. How do you know that the person who took the online course is the same person who takes the exams and how do you know that testing integrity was ensured during the exam? For eLearning to be fully respected, we must be able to measure a student’s mastery of the content in a testing environment, which provides learner authentication and ensures testing integrity.
Recently a plethora of technologies and services have surfaced which provide eLearning faculty and their administrators multiple options for testing environments. A spectrum of testing solutions ranging from local testing centers, human proctors, human-monitored virtual proctors, and fully technology-monitored solutions are available. How can administrators, faculty and students know which testing environments are best for them? How can schools, faculty, students and proctors manage the multiple workflows for each testing modality?
We have assembled a panel of educators and industry experts who will provide a description of the solutions and services which they consider good practices for proctoring. Participants in this webinar will learn from educators and solutions providers about the options available to them to foster a robust testing environment for their eLearning students.
- Learn good practices in identifying, approving, training and evaluating human proctors
- Learn good practices for scheduling and proctoring exams for eLearning students in their local testing centers
- Identify good practices in providing virtual proctoring to eLearning students
- Observe how to schedule proctoring sessions efficiently
- Understand the process of providing virtual proctoring through observing a live virtual proctoring session
- Discover how to manage the workflow for multiple proctoring modalities through a Proctoring Process Management System
Who Should Attend?
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Online Learning Administrators & Staff
- Instructional Designers
- Faculty who teach online or give online assessments
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Anyone interested in online teaching & learning