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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 12, 2012

The State of Academic Integrity in the 21st Century – Part I

Academic integrity in our education system is in a state of crisis. The year 2011 placed issues of cheating in the spotlight; the media is rife with news exposing cheating on exams, whether exams in a particular course, for professional certification, or entrance into college.

  • December 15, 2011

What’s in a word?

Merriam-Webster released its Word of the Year today for 2011 – Pragmatic. A word meaning “practical as opposed to idealistic”. I can’t help but think about how this applies to academic integrity in education today. “Pragmatic is not associated with any one event but instead describes “an admirable quality that people value in themselves and […]

  • October 18, 2011

The Time is Now

Our prospects and customers have continued to tell us that exam security and particularly online exam security is rising in importance to their institutions. I’ve heard the words “exam integrity” along with “student convenience”, more in the last six months, than I have in all of Software Secure’s existence. Five years ago, Software Secure led […]

  • August 31, 2011

The Backspin on Cheating Online

Serena Williams was interviewed on national television after her 2011 first round US Open Tennis tournament match. She indicated that she was a little concerned about her focus because she was starting classes during the tournament. When asked which classes, she said they were online classes, so she was hoping that her sister Venus could […]

  • August 01, 2011

Faculty members are being put in a position to cheat our students!

The July 21, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education article, NYU Prof Vows Never to Probe Cheating Again – and Faces a Backlash, describes how NYU Stern School of Business Professor Panagiotis Ipeirotis publicly announced his decision to no longer pursue students known to be cheating in his class because his prior pursuit of student cheating […]

  • May 11, 2011

Students Will Cheat — So, Deal With It!

The Chronicle of Higher Education today reported that following her research on the performance of online and in-class students, associate professor of agribusiness and applied economics at North Dakota State University, Cheryl J. Wachenheim’s recommends that online students be required to take proctored final exams to prevent what appears to be higher incidents of cheating. […]