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American College of Healthcare Sciences Approved to Participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs

ProctorU partner institution American College of Healthcare Sciences announced recently that the school has been approved for Title IV funding by the U.S. Department of Education. This means the school can offer federal financial aid to students in its  online Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine degree program. This includes Pell Grants, the…

ProctorU to present at webinar with Questionmark

ProctorU is proud to be a part of a webinar hosted by our partner, Questionmark on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar is titled “Secure Monitoring of High-Stakes Tests: A New Webinar” and you can visit this website to register for the event. Here’s the webinar description from Questionmark: Innovative technologies make…

Report analyzes the last 100 years of distance education

Today the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a great article about the last 100 years of distance education. Among the interesting stats quoted are the figures showing the tremendous growth in online learning over the last couple of decades. However, the article is somewhat incomplete without a mention of academic integrity and exam proctoring. The growth…

Exam security becomes hot button issue

There have been a couple of good articles recently concerning the security of exams, more specifically concerning exam material showing up on Facebook and other social media sites. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reports that hundreds of photos of the state’s standardized exams have shown up online. According to the article, not…

ProctorU unveils Take it Now

Students needing to schedule a proctored online exam may now take it within 15 minutes of logging on to ProctorU, thanks to a new feature called Take it Now. Normally, students are asked to create an exam appointment when using ProctorU. Now, students can log in, create an appointment, and take their test in the…

President Obama weighs in on higher education

The president made headlines recently with with remarks on the state of American higher education. In his state of the union address, President Obama announced that he would put colleges on notice and unveiled the details of this mantra during another speech at the University of Michigan. The president’s policy aims to reduce the cost…

Mark your calendar for Digital Learning Day 2012

February 1, 2012 is Digital Learning Day, a nationwide campaign developed to raise awareness for online education. Next Wednesday, a virtual national town hall meeting will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C., and will highlight four to six satellite locations. Both California and Alabama, the two states in which ProctorU operates online proctoring centers, are…

Wikipedia to blackout English version in protest of SOPA

Two well-known Internet brands will host protests against a controversial law tomorrow. Wikipedia will stage an online protest to a proposed anti-piracy law by shutting down the English version of its site for 24 hours and Google’s homepage will include a link declaring its opposition. The moves are in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy…