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Every day, Software Secure is working to help improve the quality and integrity of online education – and we’re gaining momentum. Keep up to date with what we’re doing by reading the latest company news and updates.

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Online Exam Proctoring Catches Cheaters, Raises Concerns

May 10, 2017

As the number of online courses and degree programs greatly expanded during the past decade, so did the number of exams administered. Many administrators and faculty members say online exam proctoring works and is vital to their expanding online programs. But some question, at what cost?

PSI Services LLC Acquires Remote Proctoring Pioneer Software Secure, Inc.

January 10, 2017

PSI Services LLC (PSI),  a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions, today announced that they have acquired Software Secure, Inc. (Software Secure), a  recognized leader in Cloud-based (SaaS) online testing and a pioneer in Record and Review remote proctoring solutions […]

The Placebo Effect of Online Proctoring and How to Maximize Deterrence

October 04, 2016

Institutions that are in search of a proctoring solution have either recognized anecdotally that cheating is a real issue on campus that needs to be addressed, or they are feeling pressure from outside accreditors to have some sort of integrity solutions in place. This note delves into the importance of measuring efficacy and guidelines for optimizing online proctoring solutions to their fullest potential

The Miami Student | Miami Seeks Exam Proctoring Software

September 09, 2016

 A student walks into a room, ready for her final exam. She takes a seat and racks her brain, willing herself to recall the minutiae of the course material she’d worked an entire semester to master. She sits down at her computer, logs in and allows the software installed to access her screen, webcam and microphone. Before she […]

EdX Starts to Implement Cloud-Based Proctored Exams to Prevent Cheating

June 23, 2016

A new proctoring SaaS solution developed by a Newton, Mass, startup, Software Secure, has become part of the Open edX platform. This technology to prevent cheating on remote exams has been implemented by MIT’s micro-masters program as well as the Global Freshman Academy (GFA) project. Consequently, a few students have been caught cheating on the GFA program, as Anant Agarwal, CEO at edX, […]

EdSurge | How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning

May 27, 2016

A year into the ASU Global Freshman Academy (GFA) and edX partnership, the Chief Academic Technology Officer at ASU shares results to date and his views on what it takes to set students up for success in online learning.

Canvas & Software Secure Host Webinar: Integrated Remote Proctoring

May 10, 2016

Columbia University and Software Secure, a Canvas Certified Partner, shared their experience implementing online proctoring including a product demo. Watch webinar on-demand.

ProctorU partners with Software Secure to extend their proctoring review services

April 20, 2016

ProctorU today announced the launch of an international partner network, allowing for innovative lines of service and global expansion. The new partner network includes automated proctoring software provider, Proctorio and Software Secure. Read more here.

Software Secure to Sponsor Webinar with OLC on the Advantages of Centralized Online Proctoring

December 01, 2015

This webinar explores how centralizing remote proctoring can greatly improve student satisfaction and faculty efficiency, protect the interests of the institution and drastically reduce the costs of administering exams online. Clemson University Online was looking to grow their online program.

SURF | Open and Online Education Trend Report 2015

November 10, 2015

The Open Education Trend Report 2015 describes the trends in open and online education in the Netherlands and abroad from the perspective of Dutch higher education in nine articles by Dutch open and online education experts and eight brief intermezzi. Critical element spotlighted is online proctored exams. This is key to offering a truly flexible […]

Being Remotely Credible – What Will Truly Increase the Trustworthiness of Online Education?

November 05, 2015

There’s been much discussion recently about the credibility of degrees (and credentials) earned through online education. After all the hard work (and financial investiture), a question over the trustworthiness of a credential is a discussion that no institution, student or professional ever wants to have.

How Software Helps Keep Online Learners Honest

October 15, 2015

People often express worry that the relative anonymity of online learning environments and the disconnected nature of being in a MOOC (massive online open course) leads to more opportunities for academic dishonesty and outright cheating.However, emerging and improving technologies may prove to offer more — not less — protection from would-be cheaters.

ABC News’ Good Morning America features Software Secure

September 18, 2015

Software Secure’s RPNow was featured in a technology segment that that aired today on ABC News’ Good Morning America. Excerpt: “It used to be a proctor in a classroom that would look at them during exams, but with more and more courses online – it’s now computers doing the proctoring.” Link to the piece entitled: ‘Will New Technology Catch Online Cheaters?’ can be viewed here.

Software Secure is a Canvas Certified Partner

September 17, 2015

Software Secure, the leader in secure exam testing is pleased to share that it is a Certified Partner of Canvas by Instructure and is proud to display its new badge. RPNow, powered by Software Secure  is an on-demand proctoring and identity verification system. RPNow seamlessly integrates into the Canvas LMS http://www.canvaslms.com. These integrations empower institutions to […]

Cheating, Student Authentication and Proctoring in Online Programs

July 20, 2015

A legitimate industry has emerged: commercial “test proctoring.” For many years, there have been commercial bricks-and-mortar “testing centers” (Pearson and Prometric centers being the most prevalent) where individuals needing professional certification complete exams under the scrutiny of professional proctors.

Bringing integrity to online credits

May 29, 2015

Online courses give colleges and universities an opportunity to meet students where they are, creating new levels of flexibility. MOOCs have gone a step further, broadening the reach of institutions to a theoretically global scale. edX recently announced a plan for the Global Freshman Academy at Arizona State University using Software Secure. Read article here

Does edX proctoring solution hold key to offering MOOCs for credit?

May 21, 2015

Non-profit MOOC provider edX is now offering a solution where online test proctors access saved video later instead of coordinating enough people to watch a livestream of test-takers. Link to full article here.

EdX, Arizona State U Add Online Proctoring Service for Global Freshman Academy

May 19, 2015

EdX has tapped a private partner to provide remote proctoring services for itsGlobal Freshman Academy. A partnership between edX and Arizona State University, the Global Freshman Academy allows students to complete their first year of college online for credit. The MOOC provider has selected Software Secure’s RPNow to provide proctored assessments for students at any time and from any location. The cloud-based […]

edX: This is how you do online courses for credit

May 18, 2015

New ASU, edX program turns to a unique virtual proctoring solution. Offering online courses for credit is a unique endeavor for each institution, but the fundamentals are the same: To offer courses for credit, you need to verify student I.D. and protect against exam cheating. But how can a program do this most efficiently and […]

EdX Selects RPNow by Software Secure to provide remote proctoring for the Global Freshman Academy

May 18, 2015

Innovative approach to exam security offers highly scalable, reliable and efficient remote proctoring, providing students with a convenient and affordable alternative to testing centers while safeguarding the integrity of the program for the institution. Link to full press release here. 

How to prevent online learning from ruining your reputation

June 25, 2014

As more students sign up for online classes, it’s up to reputable online proctoring companies to ensure that test-takers have integrity and authenticity.

Exam Master and Software Secure Join Technologies for Secure Online Testing

May 02, 2014

Exam Master Corporation and Software Secure announce the integration of two key online testing and security platforms, Academic Manager and Remote Proctor NOW, creating a secure and flexible online testing solution for academic institutions and professional organizations worldwide. Get the full story here  

Software Secure Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Education Cloud-based Solution

April 01, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2014) Software Secure, Inc, today announced that Remote Proctor NOW was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Education Cloud-based Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards […]

Online academic integrity: an institutional choice

January 28, 2014

Academic integrity is a critical asset in our higher education infrastructure which protects the quality and value of degrees conferred. Read more here

Competency Based Education: Next Big Thing?

January 15, 2014

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. Inside Higher Ed Competency-based education relies heavily on assessments since completion is contingent on demonstration […]

Forbes Magazine: 5 Signs that MOOC 2.0 is Here

October 28, 2013

A year ago, google Chairman Eric Schmidt compared the state of massive open online courses (or MOOCs, a sector that Coursera, EdX and Udacity dominate) to the first generation of iPhone. An iPhone 1.0 was revolutionary, but nowhere close to its potential. It improved by leaps and bounds leading to iPhone 5. The same is happening with MOOCs.

Huffington Post: Whom Do You Trust?

September 24, 2013

Nearly three-quarters of college students surveyed said that they would lie on their resumes to get a job they wanted. When the employment services company ADP checked employment, education, and credential information on resumes, it found discrepancies 46 percent of the time. Add that to the number of job applicants who cheated to get the degrees and credentials they do have, […]

Mini MOOC Minors: MIT Announces Two MOOC Sequences as edX Strategy Takes Shape

September 18, 2013

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will this fall package some of its online courses into more cohesive sequences, just as edX prepares to roll out certificates of completion using identity verification. Seen together, the two announcements may provide a glimpse at what the future holds for the massive open online course provider.

MIT Will Offer MOOC Curricula, Not Just Single Courses, on edX

September 18, 2013

MOOC companies are hardly universities unto themselves, but now a provider wants to move beyond offering one-off courses. MITx, a division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that offers courses on the nonprofit edX’s platform, announced on Tuesday that it would soon offer special certificates to students who completed a prescribed sequence of massive open online courses from MIT. The sequences will be called XSeries.

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

September 06, 2013

As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible–scalable–assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options. MOOCs may have started out as an anarchic educational free-for-all, but as more schools move toward offering credit for these vast online courses, the expectations around assessing student performance are growing as rapidly as MOOCs themselves–with lots of questions yet to be answered.

High Tech Cheating

August 16, 2013

With the proliferation of mobile devices and instant access to the internet, cheating has become easier than ever. What can educators do to stop it? The 21st century classroom is a wonder of online tools and content that students can access from an ever-evolving range of personal mobile devices with capabilities only dreamed of less than a decade ago.

To Catch a Cheat: Educators Study Online Dishonesty

August 16, 2013

FOR his recent MOOC, “Understanding Cheating in Online Courses,” Bernard Bull asked his students to share their stories. Cut-and-paste still rules, he found, but with a global twist that trips up plagiarism-detection software. Students are finding papers online in another language and running them through Google Translate.

ProExam Test Released for Web-Based Practice Tests and Digital Credential Assessments

August 06, 2013

Professional Examination Service, the most experienced organization in professional licensure and certification services, today announced the availability of ProExam Test, its robust, highly scalable solution for Internet-based testing. ProExam Test combines Professional Examination Service’s credentialing expertise and tools with the industry-leading uCertify technology.

eSchool Media Honors Software Secure with Reader’s Choice Award

August 01, 2013

eSchool Media, a publisher of three leading educational technology news networks – eSchool News (K-20), eCampus News (higher education), and eClassroom News (teachers) – has announced the winners of its 2013-14 Readers’ Choice Awards, honoring the best products and services in educational technology as chosen by readers.

ProExam Digital Micro-Credential Incorporates Remote Proctoring Technology

April 30, 2013

Professional Examination Service Partners on Examination Security Tech for Open Badges: Professional Examination Service, the most experienced organization in professional licensure and certification services, today announced that it is incorporating Software Secure’s remote proctoring technology into the ProExam Digital Micro-Credential solution.

Behind the Webcam’s Watchful Eye, Online Proctoring Technology

April 15, 2013

What’s behind the webcam? This article explores the cottage industry of online proctoring providers that have grown in recent years as colleges and universities have set their sights on “nontraditional” students who want to earn degrees without leaving home.

Software Secure named Finalist in 2013 EdTech Digest Awards Program

April 08, 2013

The EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honors tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. Remote Proctor NOW from Software Secure has been named a Finalist in the Best Exam Proctoring Tool category.

Keeping an Eye on Cheaters

April 04, 2013

When it comes to secure testing online, even high-tech solutions rely on an old standby: a human proctor. But is such an approach sustainable in the long run?

Keeping an Eye on Online Test-Takers

March 02, 2013

Millions of students worldwide have signed up in the last year for MOOCs, short for massive open online courses — those free, Web-based classes available to one and all and taught by professors at Harvard, Duke, M.I.T. and other universities.

Software Secure and International Center for Academic Integrity Launch Trusted Seal

February 26, 2013

Software Secure and International Center for Academic Integrity Announce Availability of Trusted Seal Program and Awards First Certification to the University of West Alabama

Columbia Southern University Offers Flexible Test-Taking Via Remote Proctor NOW

December 20, 2012

Columbia Southern University (CSU), one of the nation’s premier online universities, is now offering students a flexible and secure method to take an exam without the need for a human proctor to monitor the test-taking. Read more here

Software Biz to Help Develop Criteria for Online Courses

December 07, 2012

As online courses proliferate with the launch of initiatives like edX at Harvard and MIT earlier this year, Newton-based Software Secure has announced a partnership with the International Center for Academic Integrity to develop a standardized criteria for evaluating such courses.

GigaOM: 5 Ways Online Education Can Keep its Students Honest

November 19, 2012

The rise of online education may be creating new opportunities for students to learn, but it’s also opening up new opportunities for them to cheat. Offline, instructors can more effortlessly establish the kinds of communities that uphold honor codes and keep an eye on students as they take tests. But online, test-takers can easily Google […]

Coursera to Form Partnerships with Online Proctoring Companies

November 14, 2012

American Council on Education May Recommend Some Coursera Offerings for College Credit Jeffrey R. Young Coursera will make a few changes in the courses for which it seeks certification. For instance, ACE requires an “authentication of identity,” said Ms. Broad, meaning that Coursera must have some kind of proctored examination or other way to prove […]

Software Secure Wins eSchool Media’s Readers’ Choice Award for Remote Proctor NOW

July 23, 2012

eSchool Media Inc. announced the winners of its 2012-2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, honoring the best products and services in education technology. Software Secure, a pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions was voted a winner by college administrators and IT decision makers from higher education institutions throughout the United States who were asked to identify technology […]

Software Secure to Host Webinar Roundtable on Integrity in Distance Learning and Accreditation

June 21, 2012

The webinar will delve into the academic integrity challenges that higher education is contending with as online test integrity and student authentication issues can slow the expansion of an institution’s online program and potentially threaten its reputation and accreditation status. Guest speakers will discuss through roundtable format the issues related to maintaining and growing their […]

Chronicle of Higher Learning | Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech

June 04, 2012

His secret was to cheat, and he’s proud of the method he came up with—though he asked that his real name and college not be used, because he doesn’t want to get caught. It involved four friends and a shared Google Doc, an online word-processing file that all five of them could read and add […]

New Webinar: Distance Learning and Accreditation | Myths & Mandates – What You Need to Know

May 24, 2012

In order to remain competitive, colleges and universities must take proactive measures to ensure the technologies and practices securing their distance learning programs are designed to anticipate future mandates of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Implementing stringent security measures in anticipation of this forthcoming policy will ensure an institution’s place at the front of […]

Who’s Who in Distance Education – Authentication and Academic Integrity

April 13, 2012

Francine Adams | Distance Learning for Educators, Trainers and Leaders | USDLA | Volume 9 #1 2012 Online content available soon here.

Software Secure Powers New EXIN Secure Online Exam Offering

April 02, 2012

Read more here. About EXIN Anywhere Exams Online: click here

EduBriefing: Academic Integrity in the 21st Century | 5 Trends in 2012 – 30 Minute Webinar

February 14, 2012

Read April’s Blog about the State of Academic Integrity in New Millenium Register for Webinar here.

Professors Combat Cheating in Online Classes

February 07, 2012

More than 75 percent of college students admit to cheating at least once in their post-secondary career, according to a U.S. News & World Report article. Cheating in online classes is “a new example of an old problem,” said Stephen Gilliland, executive director of the Center for Leadership Ethics at the Eller College of Management. […]

Eller College of Management Cheating Down Dramatically

November 10, 2011

The college had 16 academic integrity violations in the 2010 to 2011 school year, according to records obtained by the Daily Wildcat. There were 35 violations the previous year and 55 in 2006. Read More.

Software Secure Unveils Remote Proctor Now, a Cost-effective, On-demand Secure Testing Solution

October 18, 2011

Software Secure, Inc., a pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions, today announced Remote Proctor Now, a cost-effective, on-demand testing solution for any group size, from one test instance to thousands. Available immediately, Remote Proctor Now is quick to deploy and easy to use, does not require IT staff to manage, and provides online exam integrity […]

University of South Alabama College of Nursing selects Software Secure to Assure Exam Integrity in Online Program

August 23, 2011

Beginning in September 2011, approximately one thousand currently enrolled graduate nursing school students, and all future enrollees will be required to use the Remote Proctor System. Remote Proctor consists of a hardware device that connects to a student’s computer and enables them to take exams from home with the same academic integrity as if they […]

Wired Academic: Online Educators Employ Technology to Police Virtual Cheaters

August 23, 2011

Online cheaters: Meet the cheating Terminator. The Securexam Remote Proctor is the sheriff in town. The nine inch Remote Proctor looks like the offspring of an Oscar statue, the Terminator, and a kindergarten tape dispenser. According to the Sloan Consortium, there are over 5.6-million students enrolled in at least one online course (2009), a daunting […]

Faculty members are being put in a position to cheat our students! NYU Prof Vows Never to Probe Cheating Again – and Faces a Backlash

August 01, 2011

Commentary from Douglas Winneg on the absence of policy and methods for cheating in higher education. Read More

CBC announces first online degree program – leveraging Remote Proctoring Technology

July 25, 2011

Dr. Gary McAllister, vice president of academic affairs, presented the virtual proctor prototype like those to be used in the program to attendees at the Mabee Student Services building Monday. He also explained its role as offering convenience to the student and contribution to accreditation success. “An online student may use a librarian as a […]

Securexam Remote Proctor, 2011 CODiE Award – Best Mobile Education Solution

May 25, 2011

Recognized for protecting academic integrity while promoting student convenience. Newton MA – Software Secure, Inc., a pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions, today announced that its Securexam Remote Proctor System has been selected by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a winner in the 26th Annual CODiE Award competition for “Best Mobile Education […]

Students Will Cheat — So, Deal With It!

May 11, 2011

Software Secure’s Doug Winneg comments on the recent Chronicle of Higher Education Article “Online Courses Should Always Include Proctored Finals, Economist Warns. The economics professor’s research demonstrates that students taking online unproctored exams perform better than when they sit for exams before a proctor enforcing the closed-book exam rules. In other words, more students cheat […]

Remote Proctor Scores Top Marks in Securing Certification Exams

April 14, 2011

The Remote Proctor enables candidates to take their exam in their own home or other accessible location. When they are unable to travel to an exam centre, the Remote Proctor enables candidates to take web-based exams anywhere, anytime, while still maintaining the same exam-room integrity as found in a proctored classroom. Read more here

Software Secure Named CODiE Finalist in Multiple Categories

April 11, 2011

Software Secure’s Securexam Remote Proctor has been named a finalist in multiple categories including Best Educational Device-Specific Application and Best Mobile Education Solution. Read Press Release.

Cheating in Online Courses: Is It Rampant?

March 23, 2011

David Callahan | Cheating Culture Online education is a multi-billion industry that is growing all the time, with more universities and colleges rushing to sign up students for distance learning programs and create new “profit centers.” But there is a potential hitch here: cheating would seem to be infinitely easier in online courses than live […]

Questionmark and Software Secure Alliance Provides New Options for Secure Delivery of Tests and Exams

March 22, 2011

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Assessment technology providers Questionmark and Software Secure today announced a technology alliance that will bring added security to certification tests and other higher-stakes exams administered without the need for someone to travel to a testing center. “We’re delighted that our alliance with Software Secure provides our customers with new, easily deployable, cost-effective options […]

New Case Study – APMG provides certification exam convenience

March 07, 2011

APMG is now able to provide greater access to its certification exams while ensuring security in its practice of conducting remote testing. The Securexam Remote Proctor System addresses both accessibility and convenience needs while controlling the exam environment. The company can extend its testing boundaries outside its examination centers, and have confidence that the candidate’s […]

Online Enrollment Collision Course – Target: Online Test Integrity

February 22, 2011

Blog Commentary from Steve Lesser, VP Sales & Marketing, Software Secure: When will the collision between the growth of online enrollment and the integrity of the online testing environment take place? Recently, a number of news stories talked about the growth of online enrollment in the United States outstripping that of traditional education. “By 2015, […]

Disrupting College – with Innovation that Serves the Student

February 14, 2011

Blog Commentary from Douglas M. Winneg, CEO, Software Secure: Clayton Christensen’s 2008 publication, Disrupting Class, and his recent publication, Disrupting College has and will continue to spur valuable debate about the reason and need for change in Higher Education. Much of the debate focuses on the Technology behind the Innovation, and how online learning can […]

Faculty use technology, keen eyes to prevent online cheating

February 08, 2011

According to a 2009 Study in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 32.7 percent of the students surveyed admitted to cheating in online classes, usually on a test or a quiz. Less than three percent were caught. So how do instructors catch online cheaters? The best way is to know their students. If a […]

Technology & Testing, Let’s Focus on the Learning

January 21, 2011

In the New York Times article ‘To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test’, January 21, 2011, Pam Belluck discusses the recently published research by Professors Karpicke and Blunt that found that testing students did more to foster recall than other forms of studying techniques. This is a very valuable research piece that should […]

Online Exams and Cheating

October 20, 2010

Read More: http://blog.ecornell.com/2010/10/online-exams-and-cheating.html

Inside Higher Ed: Proctor or Gamble | When students take exams at home, there is no classmate a seat over to copy from – but Google is.

October 20, 2010

When students take exams on the computer at home, there is no classmate a seat over to copy from. Then again, Google knows more than any fellow test-taker. Read more.

Software Secure announces new Webinar on Virtual Proctoring featuring Florida Institute of Technology and UWA

September 09, 2010

Today Software Secure announced that it will be participating in a new webinar sponsored by Campus Technology on Thursday, September 30th at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT. It will feature guest speakers from the Florida Institute of Technology, University of West Alabama and Software Secure. Entitled ‘Distance Learning Preserve Academic Integrity with Virtual […]

Technology Projects for the New Academic Year

August 19, 2010

Academic affairs does a really good job of bragging about technology innovations. It’s time for student affairs folks to share their stories, their best practices, and their “new” tech ideas. Here’s what one reader commented: “I’m faculty, not staff in student affairs, but I thought I’d mention remote proctors. These nifty devices help to verify […]

Test-Taking on the Couch (Or Anywhere!)

August 10, 2010

For students, this sounds too good to be true. But there there is a catch.This new remote testing system comes included with an anti-cheating system, including cameras, microphones, and restricted access to the Internet during test-taking. Several professors at universities have already begun implementing the Securexam Remote Proctor. Learn about this new technology and what […]

Write your exams from your bedroom

July 26, 2010

Jessica Shepherd | July 26, 2010 IT HAS long been said that exams should be sat in comfort – in loose-fitting clothing and with a glass of water handy. Now scientists have taken this a step further, finding a way for students to take tests from their homes at any time of day or night. […]

Software Secure Announces availability of Securexam Remote Proctor for Mac

July 21, 2010

BOSTON, Mass., July 21, 2010 – Software Secure, Inc., a pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions, today announced at the Campus Technology 2010 Conference, the general availability of Securexam® Remote Proctor for Mac to its Securexam Suite product line on August 1, 2010. This new version of the software will allow institutions to further extend […]

Invigilation technology allows exams be taken anywhere

June 09, 2010

New technology, boasting anti-cheating software, could soon make this a possibility. Developed by American firm Software Secure Inc, the programme operates through a stand-alone device which is plugged into a student’s computer. Read full article online

Take College tests at Home

June 09, 2010

Want to go back to college but are too short on time to attend class regularly? Schools like the University of West Alabama are toying with a new technology that allows students to circumvent this issue. The product that is allowing for this new development was created by a U.S. firm, Software Secure. Securexam, as […]

Exams come to the bedroom with new invigilation software

June 08, 2010

It has long been said that exams should be sat in comfort – in loose-fitting clothing and with a glass of water handy. Now scientists have taken this a step further and found a way for students to take tests from their bedrooms at any time of day or night. Read full article online

Security with the Wave of a Hand

May 05, 2010

Students at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan log in to their student registration system at kiosks, using a multifunction smart card and a Fujitsu PalmSecure authentication system that reads their palm veins. Indeed, biometric systems are becoming increasingly common in Asian society, particularly in financial settings, where more and more bank ATM machines […]

Software Secure Expands Management Team to Drive Growth and Support Growing Leadership in Secure Exam Solutions

April 08, 2010

Veteran Enterprise Software Executives to Lead Field Operations and Marketing; Positions Leading Computer-Based Secure Test Provider for Continued Growth NEWTON, MA–(Marketwire – April 8, 2010) – Software Secure Inc., a pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions, today announced the appointments of Steve Lesser as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Allison Metzler-Sands as Director […]

Online Education Offers Access and Affordability

April 03, 2010

The timing couldn’t be better. Just as millions of working-age Americans are realizing they need extra education and skill-sharpening to thrive in a recession, a flowering of competition promises to dramatically drive down prices and raise the quality of online college courses. Indeed, time-stressed Americans fed up with commuting costs are already choosing online education. […]

The United States Sports Academy to use Securexam Remote Proctor for Online Exams

February 10, 2010

Ensures compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act DAPHNE, AL February 2, 2010 The United States Sports Academy, the first and only freestanding, accredited school of sport in America, has selected Software Secure’s Securexam Remote Proctor System to ensure the integrity of the Academy’s online examinations. Beginning 1 February 2010, students in the Academy’s degree […]

Software Secure Helps the University of West Alabama Deliver Online Exams With the Highest Level of Academic Integrity While Offering the Convenience of Anytime, Anywhere Testing

February 09, 2009

Solution Provides Student Authentication and Secure Testing Environment for Online Exams CAMBRIDGE, MA–(MARKET WIRE)–Feb 5, 2009 — Software Secure, Inc. announced today that they have partnered with the University of West Alabama to deliver a fully online secure testing environment to the more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate online students. Using Software Secure’s Securexam Remote […]

Software Secure Delivers Secure, Computer-Based Exams to CMA Canada’s Strategic Leadership Program

January 14, 2009

Solution Ensures a Secure Testing Environment Utilizing Candidates Own Computers for Both Online Assignments and Test Center Exams CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwire – January 14, 2009) – Software Secure, Inc. announced today that they have partnered with The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to deliver key Strategic Leadership Program (SLP) assignments and the Case […]

From Blue Books to Secure Laptops

October 10, 2008

The snaking, hours-long add/drop line is a distant memory, the chalkboard is becoming an anachronism and even note-taking is increasingly a task for a keyboard, not a pad of paper. While computers have removed age-old burdens (and added some new ones), one common element of the higher education experience has generally remained stuck solidly in […]

New Systems Keep a Close Eye Online Students at Home

July 25, 2008

Tucked away in a 1,200-page bill now in Congress is a small paragraph that could lead distance-education institutions to require spy cameras in their students’ homes. The paragraph is actually about clamping down on cheating. It says that an institution that offers an online program must prove that an enrolled student is the same person who does the work.

Universities employ webcams to proctor online exams

June 30, 2007

The number of college students taking courses online is surging, creating a tough dilemma for educators who want to prevent cheating. Do you trust students to take an exam on their own computer from home or work, even though it may be easy to sneak a peek at the textbook? Or do you force them […]

Your Cheatin’ Heart

May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007 One of the big questions that dog the credibility of distance education is whether students are cheating on exams. Professors do not see the students and often cannot verify who is taking the tests. Colleges have dealt with this issue through various methods, including requiring students to take proctored exams at a […]

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