Monday, April 22, 2013

Behind the Webcam's Watchful Eye - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education


Behind the Webcam's Watchful Eye, Online Proctoring Takes Hold

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Tamika Moore for The Chronicle
In Hoover, Ala., ProctorU employees monitor students taking tests online. The American Council on Education has recommended that colleges provide credit for several MOOCs proctored by the company.

Hailey Schnorr has spent years peering into the bedrooms, kitchens, and dorm rooms of students via Webcam. In her job proctoring online tests for universities, she has learned to focus mainly on students' eyes.

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