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Emerging Integrated Technologies in Learner Integrity and Authentication

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Presenter(s)
Rick Beaudry (B Virtual Inc., USA)
Dwight Pittman (Register Blast, USA)
Andrew Davis (SmarterServices, USA)
Jeff Maynard (Biometric Signature ID, USA)
Session Information
October 16, 2015 - 9:30am
Track: 
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Information Session
Location: 
Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Concurrent Session 9
Abstract

Emerging integrated technologies ensuring learner integrity and authentication within complex multimodal proctoring environments using innovative proctor process management, biometric authentication and automated registration

Extended Abstract

Testing integrity and learner authentication continue to be challenges for online learning. Critics of online learning point to assessment monitoring weaknesses as a negative aspect of eLearning. They often contend that it is difficult for an institution to know if it is the same person who registered for an online course, participated in the online course, and then sat for the final exam.

A plethora of technologies are emerging to assist schools in verifying the identify of learners at multiple points across a course and then assessing the students level of mastery of the course content in an environment that fosters academic integrity. In 2016 additional learner authentication practices will be required in the financial aid process. ELearning leaders need additional clarity on the technology options, and they could benefit from exposure to good practices in the implementation of the technologies that are the best fit for their program.

Typically schools provide students with multiple proctoring options. The options may include testing at a local testing center on campus, testing at a testing center at another university, testing at a professional testing center, utilizing the services of an approved human proctor, and/or using a virtual proctoring service. However, the devil is in the details when it comes to managing multiple proctoring modalities. How does the instructor or testing manager know which students will be testing by what modalities? How do they stay informed about where each student is in the work flow for the various modalities? How do they prompt students to take the next step in the appropriate proctoring work flow?

You will hear from the Alliance for Learning Integrity & Authentication
Mac Adkins (CEO, SmarterServices, USA)
Rick Beaudry (CEO, B Virtual Inc., USA)
Dwight Pittman (CEO, Register Blast, USA)
Jeff Maynard (CEO, Biometric Signature ID, USA)

ALIA (Alliance for Learning Integrity and Authentication) looks to provide a unified, collaborative, systematic, multi-point, integrated, multi-vendor approach to prompting learner authentication and testing integrity. Thought leadership in best-in-class happens by combining technologies into a seamless process for learner authentication at multiple points (enrollment, registration, random times during a course, exam) as well as scheduling for exam proctoring from within the LMS for all proctoring modalities including local testing centers, virtual proctoring and human proctoring.

In the winter of 2015, the Annual Proctoring and Learner Authentication survey was administered. The purpose of the survey was to identify trends in proctoring and measure levels of satisfaction with proctoring processes. Results of this survey will be shared during the workshop.

GOALS/OBJECTIVES: (Blooms Taxonomy)
As a result of this workshop participants will:
Recognize categories of options for proctoring modalities. (Know)
Recognize categories of options for learner authentication. (Know)
Identify existing practices for proctoring at their institution. (Understand)
Identify existing practices for learner authentication at their institution. (Understand)
Articulate existing gaps in proctoring practice at their institution. (Apply)
Articulate existing gaps in learner authentication practice at their institution. (Apply)
Differentiate between emerging technology options for proctoring. (Analyze)
Differentiate between emerging technology options for learner authentication. (Analyze)
Evaluate emerging technology options for proctoring within the context of their institutional budget and goals. (Evaluate)
Evaluate emerging technology options for learner authentication within the context of their institutional budget and goals. (Evaluate)
Compose a draft of an improvement plan for proctoring at their institution. (Create)
Compose a draft of an improvement plan for learner authentication at their institution. (Create)

SESSION INTERACTION/TAKE AWAYS:

LISTEN: Participants will listen to a presentation about the challenges facing eLearning leaders regarding testing integrity and learner authentication.

ASK: Participants will be encouraged to ask questions about the challenges facing eLearning leaders regarding testing integrity and learner authentication.

SHARE: Participants will be allowed to share good practices at their institution regarding testing integrity and learner authentication.

OBSERVE: Participants will observe the use of a proctoring process management system to coordinate the workflow across multiple proctoring modalities.

RESPOND: Participants may respond to polls within the workshop to understand levels of usage and perception among other participants.

WRITE: Participants will be encouraged to draft an improvement plan for their institution regarding practices for testing integrity and learner authentication.

RECEIVE: Participants will receive pilot level access to a proctoring process management system.

Lead Presenter

Rick Beaudry is Co-Founder of the B Wyze Group of Companies. He has successfully incubated and launched multiple education services companies over past twelve years. Rick launched the Live Online Proctoring service last year and has quickly become a sought-after speaker on the Distance Learning and Education speaking track. Rick brings to his presentations a combination of current market education and trends, and best practices in the new and ground-breaking arena of online exam proctoring. The B Wyze Group has been named to Profit Magazines fastest growing companies list in five consecutive years.