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Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?

A renewed interest in the term “net neutrality” has recently taken place. What exactly does this term mean? Definition Net neutrality is a principle coined in a 2003 paper by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu. It ensures that all ISPs treat all web content equally. Simply put, this means that a consumer can…

Scratch Paper and its Effects on Online Exams

Academic professionals differ about whether scratch paper should be allowed during exams and classwork. While some disciplines believe the presence of scratch paper weakens the integrity of the test, other fields of study believe note paper is critical to the problem-solving process. Advantages to scratch paper might be that it saves time to write out…

ProctorU Spotlight: Frank Deming

Greetings from ProctorU! We are pleased to announce a recurring series we’re calling ProctorU Spotlight! ProctorU has the largest support team in the proctoring industry, and we thought it would be great to let everyone become more familiar with our amazing employees. Our first guest is Hoover Manager Frank Deming. What is your title? Frank: My…

Tips and Tricks for Online Students’ Success

College is hard. From the time management, all night study sessions, volume of material and level of difficulty of the information that students must learn, the challenges are unavoidable. Some students also have to simultaneously juggle part- or full-time jobs or taking care of families. Online courses can be a good solution for people whose…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 2017

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Recognition of this day began after a blog post by Joe Devon circulated the Internet in November 2011. According to the GAAD website, “the purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.”  …

The Pressure for Students to Cheat and How ProctorU Helps

Pressure from parents. Pressure from peers. Pressure to keep scholarships. Today’s high school students face massive amounts of pressure to do well so they can get into a good college, then to do well in college so they can have a sturdy, competitive career afterwards. Some students will go to any length in order to…

Five Reasons Online Learning Enrollment Rates are Rising

Enrollment rates in online education classes are still climbing, despite the fact that overall higher education enrollment rates are declining. The Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017 shows a “year-to-year increase of 226,375 distance education students, a 3.9 percent increase over rates recorded the previous two years.” Why? According to David Daniels, managing…

Four Ways Institutions can Use Social Media

Social media seems to have a hand in everything these days, and it can be a powerful tool for businesses or academic institutions. Most companies now have at least one person solely dedicated to managing their social media in order to create new leads, drive sales, answer customer inquiries or promote new products. Schools can…

The Four Different Learning Styles

There are said to be four different learning styles. Developed by Neil Fleming in 1987, VARK encompasses these different styles which include: visual, aural/auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic. Some people have more dominant styles than others and can also develop new styles — It’s not necessarily a fixed thing. Just as life has many modes and…

Stephanie Dille Comes Aboard ProctorU as New CMO

ProctorU announces its new CMO, Stephanie Dille, former vice president of global marketing for Pearson VUE. Dille has under her belt more than 25 years of experience in product management and marketing. ProctorU CEO Scott McFarland says that Dille will be instrumental in establishing the successful launch of several new products ProctorU is gearing up…