Testing Integrity in Online Courses Presentationx

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23 févr. 2014 (il y a 7 années et 6 mois)

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Testing Integrity in Online Courses: “Big
Brother” Comes Home

Online Education Comes of Age

Students are Voting With a Click of the : “Mouse”


Between 2002 and 2007, online enrollments increased from
9.6% to 21.9 percent


The annual rate of increase in online enrollments was 19%
vs. 1.6% for all enrollments


70% of public and 53% of private schools indicated DL
critical to long term strategy


Major Universities are using DL


Borders have become insignificant


Education has become a competitive enterprise


Military programs

Distance Learning

Wave of the
Future


Convenience


Asynchronous


Changing role of technology


Is it the same, better, worse, harder, easier?


Academic freedom questions


Technology challenges


Student services


Integrity of the process?

Online Student Authentication

The Dilemma


How do you ensure online testing integrity for your
Distance Learning program?


Is the student who is taking the test the one who is
registered for the course?


Is the student using notes or books during the exam?


Is the student copying & sharing the exam?


Is there someone else in the room helping?


Is the student using the Internet to find the answers?

Online Student Authentication

H.R. 3746 PART H


PROGRAM INTEGRITY


(ii) the agency or association requires that an institution that
offers distance education programs have processes by which it
establishes that the student who registers in a distance
education course or program is the same student who
participates, completes academic work, and receives academic
credit;


Online Student Authentication

Market Forces

Desire to improve credibility and acceptance of online degrees
and proficiency exams by various bodies:


Congress


Higher Education Act


Department of Education


Accreditation Organizations


North Central, SACS,
etc.


Trade Groups


Testing Centers

Online Authentication Goal


Ensure student authentication/identification


Prevent online cheating


Eliminate the need for students to travel to a facility to
take an exam


Eliminate the need for students to have a human
proctor for an exam


Exceed the Regional Accreditation and Federal
Regulation requirements

Enter

Big Brother


The Remote Proctor Unit

Compact lightweight device

360 degree mirrored ball focused
on web camera

Biometric fingerprint scanner

High gain microphone

Online Student Authentication

Securexam locks down computer and
authenticates user in addition to recording
video/audio during online test.

Blackboard Learning Management System

End users launch web browser
via Securexam software.

The Remote Proctor is plugged into the PC.
Software and drivers are installed by the
students.

Blackboard and Securexam Remote
Proctor/Browser Integration


All test information is handled by the Blackboard software:

-

Test

-

Scoring

-

Answers


Demographic information
-

Students name, picture, address,
fingerprint and captured video are stored on a secure server at
Securexam.


Note: Remote Proctor stores the students fingerprint in a mathematical algorithm
on a secured server. No fingerprint images taken.

Online Student Authentication

What it Provides


A solution to one of the most troubling and problematic
issues in online education….test integrity


Concerns of educators


Concerns of accrediting agencies


Concerns of Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance providers


Concerns of the Business Community


Addresses special accreditation issues with ACBSP and
NCATE


Positions Educational Institution for reaffirmation

Online Student Authentication

Current Usage


The University has had over 2000 students successfully use
the Securexam Remote Proctor System(SRPS).


All online graduate classes allow the use of the SRPS.


Currently 173 classes representing enrollments of 4000
students allow the use of the SRPS. (2009)


Beginning to rollout the SRPS into undergraduate classes
and academic programs.

Lessons Learned

Student Surveys


Do you prefer the convenience of the Remote Proctor (SRPS)
over having a human proctor?


Yes


86%


No
-

14%


Does the use of the Remote Proctor (SRPS) lessen the
likelihood of you taking additional courses with Troy
University?


Yes


16%


No


84%


Would you prefer the Remote Proctor (SRPS) in other online
courses over other proctoring choices?


Yes


85%


No


15%

Lessons Learned

Student Surveys


Was the installation of the Remote Proctor (SRPS) successful
the first time you tried to install it?


Yes


55%


No
-

45%


Did you have to contact Troy University technical support for
any reason?


Yes


54%


No


46%

Lessons Learned

Faculty Surveys


Does the use of the Remote Proctor (SRPS) lessen the
likelihood of you teaching courses with Troy University?


Yes


13%


No
-

87%


Do you feel the Remote Proctor (SRPS) adds academic value
to the student’s degree by promoting academic integrity?


Yes


59%


No


41%


Do you feel the use of the Remote Proctor (SRPS) is
comparable to the use of a human proctor?


Yes


42%


No


58%



Have you caught someone cheating by reviewing the
Remote


Proctor (SRPS) video?


Have you caught someone cheating by reviewing the Remote
Proctor (SRPS) video?


Yes


2%


No
-

98%

Issues & Alternatives


Questions for NASPAA


Extensive privacy policy required


Question of cost and logistics


Alternatives


Testing Centers


Proctor U