"Online proctoring has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, and so too have concerns about the practice, in which students take exams under the watchful eyes (human or automated) of third-party programs."—Source: Inside Higher Ed
WHY THIS MATTERS:
As classes shifted to remote instruction, some schools turned to third party online proctoring vendors to curb cheating during assessment, but here's the thing: for students who have been displaced during a global pandemic, having a stranger watch them while they take a test can be invasive. Rethinking assessment and making it more empathetic feels like a more holistic alternative.