Advances in Tech Offer New Exam Cheating Options

During a test in Jaipur, India, exam-takers used Bluetooth technology to discreetly retrieve test answers. The local police interrogated about 70 individuals involved in the cheating incident. Their mobile phones, headsets, and Bluetooth devices[...]

ProctorFree - Join Us At the Sloan-C Conference for Online Learning

Please join us in attendance at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference will be held November 20-22, 2013. Each year, this conference brings together thousands of college faculty,[...]

A further examination of why students cheat

We’ve talked before about the cheater’s high, how people experience satisfaction when they cheat. While it explains that unethical behavior can stimulate a sense of achievement for the cheater rather than shame or guilt, it doesn’t explain why we[...]

Police Academy Recruits Involved in Cheating Scandal

A race against the clock to regain public trust is taking place at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Washington. After allegations of a cheating scandal have been revealed, the Washington State Patrol announced its preliminary investigations on[...]

School District Handles Exam Cheating

The Minnesota Department of Education lets school districts resolve cheating issues themselves. In 2013, over 159 test security notices were been sent to the Minnesota Department of Education. What often happens is that a school district official[...]

Scott Young attempts to earn 4 year degree without going to class

Jonathan Haber and Scott Young are testing out the efficiency, integrity, and ultimate usefulness of MOOCs. Jonathan Haber documents in his blog, Degree of Freedom, his attempt to complete a 4-year Liberal Arts BA exclusively through online learning[...]

Striking a Balance Between User Privacy and Security

The “Snowden effect” grows. A year ago, the NSA wasn’t on the radar of most American citizens. Post NSA-revelations and user privacy concerns urge people to protect their privacy by counteracting government claims for national security.

Cheater’s high confirmed by new study on unethical behavior

What we knew about cheating and its emotional consequences is thrown out of the window in view of a new study’s findings. A study titled, “The Cheater’s High: The Unexpected Affective Benefits of Unethical Behavior” debunks the assumption that[...]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison partners with large MOOC provider

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers for the first time four pilot MOOCs.The UW’s initiative is the result of a partnership agreed upon with MOOC provider Coursera. The latter is one of the leading MOOC providers, offering to thousands of[...]

MOOC-Ed Brings Open Online Courses to Educators

With the rising popularity of Massive Open Online Course – or MOOC – classes for students, it is only fitting that educators be able to learn new tricks of the trade the same way. A MOOC-Ed – that is, MOOC for Educators – has become available,[...]