The Higher Education Act of 2008, and subsequent regulations, require accrediting bodies to ensure that distance education/online programs have processes in place to authenticate the identify of the learner. Some units are using e-proctoring to exceed these requirements.
Creating a culture of academic integrity is critical in ensuring honesty among online learners. Resources are available that further explore this concept of going beyond basic compliance with rules:
- U of M IT Exam Security Resources
- Proctor-U. The U of M has a contract with the service that provides verification of online student identity and electronic monitoring of students taking exams remotely.
- Promoting Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom (Diana Goldsmith, Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium). Download the presentation.
- "Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education Version 2.0, June 2009 " (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET))
- Issues with Student Authentication. (WCET)
- Clemson University International Center for Academic Integrity