Exams have gone online. So has the world of proctoring. Now, what does online proctoring means and what are the latest trends to watch out for in this industry? All such and many such questions are what this article aims to resolve. Read more.
What is Online Proctoring?
Online test proctoring is the way to test that an exam meets stipulated requirements and students pass such examinations without fraudulent means such as cheating, impropriety, cheating, unfair means, and impersonation.
It is a blueprint of ensuring qualitative assurance, identity verification, and international standardization of exam processes by way of bio-metric keystroke recognition, screen-sharing, CCTV monitoring, live invigilation thorough webcams, and recorded proctoring.
There are latest trends marking the industry of exam proctoring services, some of which we have lined-up for you:
# Smartphone Penetration:
Every 9th student out of 10 students has a smartphone. The increase in the reach of smartphones is expansive. Most of the online exam takers complete their exam course or study on smartphones. Think of the possibilities of taking an examination on smartphones which already is full of state-of-the-art tools and techniques like fingerprint recognition, facial recognition, and security features while networking. This greatly streamlines the process of proctoring students no matter wherever they are. Even on their mobile. Yikes!
# Data Tapping:
Data is everywhere. Not even the online test proctoring institutions are unaware of the onslaught of it. Institutions are tapping into data and leveraging them to secure the future of online examination proctoring. It’s intuitive what data can say. Some facts confirm how cheating increases during a particular season or decreases in another season. Data in the form of live video or recorded video or from surveys and questionnaires reveal a lot about the pain points and the advantages of the tools, means, and processes used for proctoring. This can efficiently pave way for the improvement of proctoring services to another level. This is the reason why, institutions, these days, are exploiting analytics and data science to make better their operationalization.
# Flexibility and Adaptability:
‘Traditional’ has gone for a toss. Today, unconventional and non-traditional paradigms have become the norm. People are clambering for a space in the new world order, which offers a lot of opportunities. They are ditching school to start a business, leaving jobs to have freelancing jobs and tour the world, and taking exams even while taking care of older parents and children. To suit the needs of this ultra-modern and fast moving generation of learners and exam-takers, exam proctoring services have to evolve too. A 24/7 and anywhere availability of these services make life easier for such non-traditionalists. Integration of remote proctoring with verification of ID online and a seamless experience of learning online and giving examination directly through the learning management system is a need rather than a norm.
An examination which bulwarks its standards through online test proctoring is believed by students, employers, authorities, government, and people, in general. That is the cause of its momentum in the market.