NY Times: Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy Glare

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Before Betsy Chao, a senior here at Rutgers University, could take midterm exams in her online courses this semester, her instructors sent emails directing students to download Proctortrack, a new anti-cheating technology.

School administrators say for online learning to be legitimate, testing has to be monitored. Proctortrack is a new anti-cheating program being used by some universities.

CEO Tim Dutta said the program was not so much intended to identify cheaters as to authenticate the identity of students enrolled in online courses. “We are really about ensuring the integrity of that online credential,” he said.
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