I apologize if you are a student, educator or parent. The pandemic has been a challenge for schools.
While exam times have always been difficult for students, taking exams remotely now often entails a new kind of pressure: special monitoring software that tracks eye movements, listens for whispers and track online activity to ensure that students, with only their computers, don’t cheat. Schools want to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and that no one gains an unfair advantage, but turning student computers into fraud detectors – with services like ProctorU, Honorlock and Proctorio – is a novel and potentially distressing normal.
Sometimes the software goes wrong. Some students who said they were mistakenly accused of cheating gathered together and fought back. But what happens when it’s just a student? The New York Times is running an article about how schools handle automated reports of “suspicious” student behavior during a test. We want to hear about your experience.
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