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  1. Apr 2021
    1. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it very challenging for colleges and universities to ensure that students finish the winter semester,” said Nick Stein,

      One could argue that the difficulty colleges and universities have faced because of covid-19 are partly of their own making. Lack of disaster preparedness plans, lack of faculty training, overwhelmed faculty, working students, poor environmental conditions like low-speed or no access to internet.

  2. Nov 2020
    1. designed to be less intrusive than hosting human proctors

      This is a really interesting way of spinning things. How is it less invasive to be watched/recorded in a one-on-one manner by an ed tech tools whose company is gathering your data and using it in ways unknown? This kind of framing makes it seem like they are trying to respond in a lackluster way to some of the pushback they have gotten of late.

    1. aberrant behavior

      Is there data on hand that shows these companies actually prevent cheating? How many instances of 'aberrant behavior' actually materialize into cheating offenses?

    2. keystroke biometrics, ID capture, and facial analysis

      I feel like I'm seeing various responses to what data is actually captured. To me, it doesn't seem like they are consistent in their responses about the types of data collected.

    3. Test-takers must acknowledge their adherence to the privacy policies and terms of service before using any ProctorU products or service.

      Students need to accept but I'm not seeing anywhere that a student can request that their data not be sold.

    1. test-taker’s government issued or school identification card

      Wow, this seems ripe for major potential issues. What might Proctorio be able to do with a data treasure trove of government-issued and school IDs? I'm thinking of in-person exams, like the SAT or the GRE, where your identity might be verified by a person looking over your ID and handing it back - not an ed tech company taking and potentially keeping an image for later use. Does Proctorio have any kind of language about what data they keep and whether/how they destroy it? I'm not seeing anything here...

    1. How much time could you save letting ProctorU review your software-only, proctored exams?

      I can see some of our faculty looking at this and being like, "wow, this is great! I'd save so much time"

    1. may be used by the entities collecting it including the right to request that it not be sold or transferred

      A link to the process of how to request my data to not be sold would be nice right here...how do students make these requests?


      This seems to put undo responsibility on students to know all of the policies and regulations from Feds all the way to their institutions. As a student, how would I know every single one of those entities are acting in my best interest with my data?...is that how you all are reading this?