ProctorU’s new white paper “Cheating in the Digital Age: How Higher Education Can Protect Itself from New Forms of Academic Dishonesty” which explores academic dishonesty and offers tips to prevent cheating, was recently featured in eCampus News, an education technology news provider.
eCampus News‘ coverage highlighted some key statistics on academic dishonesty including that “84 percent of higher education professionals said they believe student dishonesty is a significant issue, and 68 percent of all undergraduate students admit to cheating on tests or written work.”
“Cheating in the Digital Age” also explores the topic of financial aid fraud rings, in which criminals enroll in classes only to collect financial aid and then drop the class, a problem which has led to a loss of $187 million in federal student aid between 2009 and 2012. The paper also looks at the growing phenomenon of cheating websites where students can pay experts to complete their coursework.
To learn best practices on how to protect your institution from these types of academic dishonesty, please download “Cheating in the Digital Age: How Higher Education Can Protect Itself from New Forms of Academic Dishonesty” by clicking here.
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ProctorU watches students take exams online using webcams and screen-sharing technology. The service gives students the convenience of testing at home and instructors the ability to ensure exam security.
ProctorU uses a three-step process that confirms that the student who registered for the exam is the individual who is taking the exam and is following the institution’s testing requirements. Test monitors can see the student, see what they are doing and know who they are monitoring using webcams and screen-sharing technology. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real-time monitoring to more than 900 colleges, universities and certification organizations.