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Solving Two Common ELearning Problems: Student Retention & Proctoring Process Management

Mac Adkins (SmarterServices, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2015 - 9:10am
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Vendor Showcase
Plaza Court 8
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Concurrent Session 4

eLearning leaders and faculty will learn how to boost retention my measuring non-cognitive indicators of success. They will also learn how to better manage the proctoring process.

Extended Abstract

Boosting student retention and providing a robust testing environment are two challenges facing eLearning leaders. In this presentation a review of literature will reveal that students often drop out due to non-cognitive factors such as procrastination, time management, and technology skills. The SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator is the leading assessment of non-cognitive skills. Score reports from the assessment map the student’s scores to resources for support. Testing integrity and learner authentication continue to be challenges. SmarterProctoring is the first Proctoring Process Management System which allows schools to provide multiple proctoring modalities such as testing centers, human proctors, and virtual proctors. Through dashboards embedded into the LMS faculty, students, administrators and proctors can all track the full proctoring process for multiple modaliaties in real time for each student. 

Lead Presenter

Dr. Mac Adkins is the founder and President of SmarterServices. He has been a higher education administrator for over 20 years and served as a Dean of Distance Education for ten of those years. He has taught in the online doctoral program of Capella University for eight years. Dr. Adkins received his Doctor of Education degree from Auburn University in 1998. His major for the degree was Educational Leadership. He is a frequent speaker at educational conferences.