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The Problem of Over-education and Underemployment

A prevalent problem with the current generation is being over-educated but underemployed. More high school graduates are going to college than ever before, resulting in a large number of college graduates competing for a limited number of jobs. The outcome is many individuals with associate or bachelor’s degrees having to accept jobs that require no…

Trump’s Presidency and the Future of Higher Education

In just under two months, President-elect Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States and his mission to make America great again will officially begin. It’s not entirely clear what this holds for the future for education as Trump has mainly focused on the subject of expanding school choice. With little concrete…

ProctorU at the Online Learning Consortium 2016

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has been dedicated to uniting e-learning professionals since 1992, and ProctorU is thrilled to be attending and sponsoring this week’s conference in Orlando, Florida. Here is a list of some of our exciting presentations and events: Nov. 16, 2016 Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle – Heat 1 Franklin Hayes…

Why Choose ProctorU Over Competitors?

ProctorU is a simple 24/7 online test proctoring service that offers convenience and ease to test-takers around the world. The point of being able to be proctored online is so students may test from home, work, or school. This provides options to many students who do not live near a campus, who work full time…

What the 2016 Election Results Mean for Higher Education

Results are in for the 2016 presidential election, appointing Donald Trump as the next president of the United States starting in 2017. Regardless of political party, many have been questioning what this will mean for higher education. Trump has said that he would like to cut college costs. In an Inside Higher Ed article, he…

Set Your Clocks Back for Daylight-Saving Time November 2016

Daylight-saving time in the United States ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016,  so remember to set your clocks back one hour. The history of daylight saving and time zones is an interesting one that deserves further investigation. While daylight-saving time is more balanced in the U.S. today, some states including Arizona and…

ProctorU sessions available with FAFSA funds

New federal rules have changed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) procedure, allowing students to apply for federal student aid funds earlier than ever before. Previously, the earliest a student could file was Jan. 1 but thanks to rule changes by the US Department of Education, students can now file their applications starting…

Safeguarding against academic dishonesty in the digital age

Instances of cheating on college and university campuses have recently been making headlines, and in order to protect themselves and their students, institutions must understand what these new paths for academic misconduct are and how to combat them. Many in higher education are hesitant to discuss incidences of academic dishonesty, and with the changing technology…

Why is Academic Dishonesty on the Rise?

In recent years, incidents of academic dishonesty among college students have  been steadily climbing. For example, according to a recent news story, “The University of Iowa suspects that about 30 Chinese students paid Chinese companies to take their online examinations.” The Ad Council Campaign to Discourage Academic Cheating reported that “[w]hile about 20 [percent] of…