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Online proctoring keeps remote exams secure but raises privacy questions

September 4, 2020

The shift to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, and a key question in particular is how campus leaders can ensure the integrity of student work during exams.

To answer this question, many colleges and universities are turning to a solution that online degree programs have been using for years: online proctoring.

Although online-only institutions have used online proctoring successfully to prevent students from cheating for many years, the technology represents a culture shock for some students not accustomed to learning online, who have raised concerns about the privacy of online monitoring during exams.

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