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Remote proctoring?

Posted on: September 14, 2020

This is an example of doing the same thing differently: Taking exams online instead of in-person and being subject to algorithmic proctoring.

What is the problem with algorithmic proctoring? The rules, regulations, and repercussions are worse than conventional proctoring. But don’t take my word for it, read this piece by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Proctoring Apps Subject Students to Unnecessary Surveillance.

I concluded yesterday’s reflection with Alfie Kohn’s call to take our “chance to turn a(n) epidemiological crisis into an educational opportunity”. A testing vendor took the opportunity to reinforce the status quo, i.e., the old and increasingly irrelevant way of holding students accountable by first holding them captive. Progressive educators who focus on learners and learning can do better because we know better. We could start by rejecting such processes and products.

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