Online exam monitoring is now common in Australian universities — but is it here to stay?

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We interviewed students, activists, tutors, academics, and managerial and technical staff at several Australian universities to explore the effect and experience of online proctoring. We found concerns from staff around the extra workload involved in maintaining “buggy” proprietary systems. Students, meanwhile, were worried about the invasiveness of the technology, and nervous at the prospect of platform glitches disrupting exams

Period19 Apr 2021

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  • TitleOnline exam monitoring is now common in Australian universities — but is it here to stay?
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1100 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date19/04/21
    DescriptionWe interviewed students, activists, tutors, academics, and managerial and technical staff at several Australian universities to explore the effect and experience of online proctoring. We found concerns from staff around the extra workload involved in maintaining “buggy” proprietary systems. Students, meanwhile, were worried about the invasiveness of the technology, and nervous at the prospect of platform glitches disrupting exams.
    Producer/AuthorO'Neill, Christopher; Smith, Gavin; Andrejevic, Mark; Selwyn, Neil; Gu, Xin
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/online-exam-monitoring-is-now-common-in-australian-universities-but-is-it-here-to-stay-159074
    PersonsChristopher O'Neill, Gavin Smith, Mark Andrejevic, Neil Selwyn, Xin Gu

Keywords

  • Universities
  • Surveillance
  • Online Education
  • Facial Recognition
  • Remote Proctoring