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Reducing Financial Aid Fraud Liability: eLearning Identity Authentication

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Presenter(s)
Zacch Becker (ProctorU, USA)
Session Information
July 7, 2015 - 5:30pm
Track: 
Institutional Leadership & Strategy
Areas of Special Interest: 
Institutional Initiatives
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Best Practices
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Location: 
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Session: 
Discovery Session 1
Abstract

​A key distinction this presentation will address is the difference between identity authentication and identity verification. In a blended learning scenario, a professor may pass around a roll sheet in class that students sign. This is a very minimalistic and insecure form of identity verification that can be defined as a single factor component that relies on seeing the same person consistently return.​ This analysis will tie in how fraud is affecting higher education and possible reasons why fraud is growing in blended and online programs across the United States and what institutions can do to combat it.​

Extended Abstract

As blended and online learning participation continue to grow, concerns naturally arise regarding who is actually completing the coursework. This is paramount for dispersing financial aid and attendance tracking under Title IV. A February 2014 Education Department Inspector General audit found that federal rules regarding identity verification in distance education programs “do not sufficiently mitigate the risks of fraud, abuse, and noncompliance.” The audit highlights the need for new standards and regulation regarding financial aid disbursement in distance education programs.

A key distinction this presentation will address is the difference between identity authentication and identity verification. In a blended learning scenario, a professor may pass around a roll sheet in class that students sign. This is a very minimalistic and insecure form of identity verification that can be defined as a single factor component that relies on seeing the same person consistently return.

In an online scenario, this equates to logging in with Learning Management System (LMS) credentials. Authentication aims to verify the correct individual is showing up in an online scenario by using a multifactor approach, requiring something students have, something they are and something they know.

This analysis will tie in how and possible reasons why fraud is growing in blended and online programs across the United States and what institutions can do to combat it.

Lead Presenter

Zacch joined the team in April of 2014 as a partnership representative. In 2015, he was promoted to a Partnership Coordinator. His background in sales and customer service prepared him for his duties of working with existing partners to grow their exam volume with ProctorU. Growing up in Livermore, Calif.’s back yard, he loves to be outdoors, running, bicycling and swimming. When not outdoors, Zacch spends his time with his wife and young son and is an avid San Jose Sharks fan.