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November 19, 2012

In Online Learning Exams, Big Brother Will Be Watching

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by Brian Bergstein, Technology Review

The boom in online education has created a job that didn’t exist a few years ago: remote test proctor. More than 100 of them work for ProctorU, a fast-growing startup founded in 2009. Sitting at computers in ProctorU’s offices in Hoover, Alabama, or Livermore, California, the proctors use webcams and screen-sharing software to observe students anywhere as they take a test or complete an online assignment. As the students do the work on their computers, the proctors watch to make sure they don’t cheat.

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