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Our blog delves into the integrity issues impacting online education today. At the same time – we also explore the role remote proctoring technology plays in not only improving the quality of distance education, but protecting its integrity. Take a look at the articles below to gain insight into our perspective as well as company updates.

  • January 14, 2014

What Do You Know? The Next Big Thing – Competency Based Education

Competency-based education appears to be higher education’s “next big thing.” Yet many academics aren’t sure what it is. And that goes double for lawmakers and journalists. A new group is stepping in to try to clear up some of the confusion. The nascent Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) will include up to 20 institutions that offer […]

  • January 06, 2014

MOOCs by the Numbers: New Insight into Attrition Rates

The prosecution against MOOCs usually starts by highlighting the huge attrition rates for massive open courses, often claimed to run as high as 90-95 percent. Who in their right mind would trust their kid’s education to a program that can’t even hold onto one out of ten students? Case closed.  Huffington Post, 2013 These low […]

  • December 02, 2013

Breaking the Boundaries at Harvard University

“Trevor Brandt-Sarif had no interest in computer science when he arrived at Harvard in 2011. Philosophy was his thing. Writing code? That was for those kids at MIT.” Boston Globe 2013 When a class at one of the most prestigious universities in the world gets too crowded, what’s the solution? Harvard University is finding a […]

  • September 18, 2013

Imagine All The Credentials: edX and MITx Re-imagine Courses & Certification with Integrity

In the rapidly changing world of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), MITx today announced a new approach to MOOC instruction and certification, greatly expanding on the individual course doctrine, long the staple of the traditional classroom world. The two initial “sequences”, as they’ll be called, will be Foundations of Computer Science and Supply Chain and Logistics Management and will be provided on the edX platform.

  • September 17, 2013

Creating A Platform for Integrity Standards in Online Education

Online education is the latest craze in education. Fueled by advances in technology, cutbacks in government funding and a massive increase in students wanting access, online education is heralded as both the possible disruptor and savior for a failed education system. Even stalwart education systems like the University of California are jumping to get into the online education world.

  • August 23, 2013

Cracking the MOOC Code – Georgia Tech’s Master(s) Plan

In Tamar Lewin’s recent article in The New York Times, it was reported that Georgia Tech has teamed up with Udacity, a for-profit MOOC, to offer a master’s degree in computer science starting in January 2014. The $6,600 cost will be a fraction of the $45,000 on-campus charge, and is expected to draw as many as 10,000 students per year from around the world when it is fully rolled out.