University focuses on biometrics to deal with online cheating

With the rapid growth of internet-based courses offered by colleges and universities worldwide, there has also been a spike in online cheating. Previously, there has been no way to tell who was writing an exam or paper, as there was no way to see[...]

Iris Recognition Technology Makes Student ID Cards Redundant

Many schools and colleges around the US have introduced advanced ID verification technology this school year. As iris recognition technology becomes easier to develop, standardize and afford, a growing number of educational institutions chooses iris[...]

As Technology Advances So Does Cheating

Cut-and-paste might still be popular among students, but the rise of Massive Open Online Courses forced students to come up with new, ingenious ways of cheating. Dr. Bernand Bull, professor of Educational Design and Technology at Concordia[...]

SMOC – Synchronous Massive Online Class

With MOOC gaining popularity through easily accessible websites such as Coursera, it is no surprise that traditional institutions of higher learning are beginning to implement their own spin. In August, two professors at the University of Texas at[...]

ProctorFree - Wharton To Offer Online MBA Courses Through Coursera

Students who have always dreamed of earning an MBA from Wharton can now get a taste of what it’s like through Coursera. In a recent repot published on Yahoo, Wharton has announced that the school will offer several courses in the MOOC format that[...]

New Heartbeat Identity Verification Product

Never worry about remembering passwords, your heart could be the only key you need. New tech gadget, the Nymi; a wireless wristband that uses your heartbeat to validate your identity. Bionym Incorporation’s CEO, Karl Martin, hopes Nymi can replace[...]

Poor Attendance in Credit Qualified MOOC Class

Any student racking up college debt would be thrilled to know they could receive college credit for a MOOC class, which is free of charge. This is what Colorado State University-Global Campus offered last fall. The student would only pay $89, for a[...]

MOOC Verses DOCC

It was only a matter of time before massive open online courses (MOOC) were challenged to see online learning in a new light. Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) has a different approach to how students should learn through online education[...]

Teachers' Role Decreases, While Technology Increases

The growth of advanced technology over the last decade also brings a negative impact to educators’ job market. Technology persistently proves how effective it can educate students, while lowering costs for educators. On the contrary, are[...]

Possible Cheating Epidemic for Online Education

With the rise of online education there comes the outbreak of cheaters. Educators are scurrying to stay ahead of the game in cheating. Online courses have emerged for participants (mostly professors) to teach ways of identifying and catching[...]