Tag: proctoring

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www.parool.nl > Willem Schild
‘Proctoring en ontmenselijking? Niet iedereen is van kwade wil’
21 jul. 2021 - Naomi Appelman, Jill Toh en Hans de Zwart van het Racisme en Technologie Centrum gebruiken grote woorden in hun artikel over proctoringsoftware afgelopen dinsdag. Het woord racisme valt en zelfs het woord ontmenselijking. Bij racisme verwacht ik toch altijd een bepaalde vorm van opzet, het bewust discrimineren van mensen op grond van hun huidskleur, en bij ontmenselijking denk ik aan Holocaust, Rwanda en/of Bosnië.
 · black-struggle · proctoring

www.lilithmag.nl > Jill Toh and Naomi Appelman
Technology can be racist and we should talk about that
13 jul. 2021 - The past year has been filled with examples of technologies being racist. Yet, how we can fight this is hardly part of societal debate in the Netherlands. This must change, Jill Toh and Naomi Appelman write. Making these racist technologies visible is the first step towards acknowledging that technology can indeed be racist.
 · black-struggle · dating · fraud · grindr · netherlands · proctoring · racism-and-technology-center · racist-technology

papers.ssrn.com > Lindsey Barrett
Rejecting Test Surveillance in Higher Education
29 jul. 2021 - The rise of remote proctoring software during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the dangers of surveillance-enabled pedagogy built on the belief that students can’t be trusted. These services, which deploy a range of identification protocols, computer and internet access limitations, and human or automated observation of students as they take tests remotely, are marketed as necessary to prevent cheating. But the success of these services in their stated goal is ill- supported at best and discredited at worst, particularly given their highly over- inclusive criteria for “suspicious” behavior. Meanwhile, the harms they inflict on students are clear: severe anxiety among test-takers, concerning data collection and use practices, and discriminatory flagging of students of color and students with disabilities have provoked widespread outcry from students, professors, privacy advocates, policymakers, and sometimes universities themselves. To make matters worse, the privacy and civil rights laws most relevant to the use of these services are generally inadequate to protect students from the harms they inflict. Colleges and universities routinely face difficult decisions that require reconciling conflicting interests, but whether to use remote proctoring software isn’t one of them. Remote proctoring software is not pedagogically beneficial, institutionally necessary, or remotely unavoidable, and its use further entrenches inequities in higher education that schools should be devoted to rooting out. Colleges and universities should abandon remote proctoring software, and apply the lessons from this failed experiment to their other existing or potential future uses of surveillance technologies and automated decision-making systems that threaten students’ privacy, access to important life opportunities, and intellectual freedom.
 · educational-surveillance · not-read · proctoring

www.eff.org > Haley Amster and Jason Kelley
A Long Overdue Reckoning For Online Proctoring Companies May Finally Be Here
22 jun. 2021 - Over the past year, the use of online proctoring apps has skyrocketed. But while companies have seen upwards of a 500% increase in their usage, legitimate concerns about their invasiveness, potential bias, and efficacy are also on the rise. These concerns even led to a U.S. Senate inquiry letter requesting detailed information from three of the top proctoring companies—Proctorio, ProctorU, and ExamSoft—which combined have proctored at least 30 million tests over the course of the pandemic.1 Unfortunately, the companies mostly dismissed the senators’ concerns, in some cases stretching the truth about how the proctoring apps work, and in other cases downplaying the damage this software inflicts on vulnerable students.
 · not-read · proctoring

uitspraken.rechtspraak.nl
ECLI:NL:RBAMS:2020:2917, Rechtbank Amsterdam, C/13/684665 / KG ZA 20-481
11 jun. 2020 - Bij de beoordeling geldt het volgende. Als de UvA gebruik maakt van online proctoring is zij verantwoordelijk voor de verwerking van persoonsgegevens. Volgens de AVG is de verwerking van persoonsgegevens slechts rechtmatig indien aan tenminste een van de voorwaarden van artikel 6 lid 1 is voldaan. De UvA heeft zich in eerste instantie beroepen op artikel 6 lid 1 sub f AVG, maar heeft ter zitting gesteld dat hoe dan ook sprake is van een situatie als bedoeld in artikel 6 lid 1 AVG, nu vast staat dat de UvA gegevens mag verwerken in het kader van examens, op grond van het bepaalde sub e of sub f. Niet in geschil is dat de UvA een overheidsinstantie is, zodat zij zich, gezien de tekst van de AVG niet kan beroepen op de f-grond van artikel 6 lid 1 AVG.
 · proctoring

decorrespondent.nl > Dimitri Tokmetzis, Laís Martins and Morgan Meaker
De balans na een jaar coronatech: een paar privacyschandalen en vooral veel veiligheidstheater
26 apr. 2021 - Corona was voor veel landen een excuus om slimme drones, robots en warmtecamera’s van stal te halen. Maar wat heeft al die technologie opgeleverd? Wij verzamelden alle surveillancemaatregelen en zagen: veel ervan is voor de bühne, privacy komt soms in het geding en er zit nogal wat ongelijkheid in wie er in de gaten wordt gehouden.
 · apple · china · colombia · contact-tracing · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · drones · facial-recognition · google · india · inequality · privacy · proctoring · robots · singapore · south-korea · surveillance

quod.lib.umich.edu > Alfonso Sintjago, Autumm Caines, Belen Garcia de Hurtado, Carla Vecchiola, Christopher Casey, Jessica Riviere and Sarah Silverman
What Happens When You Close the Door on Remote Proctoring? Moving Toward Authentic Assessments with a People-Centered Approach
1 apr. 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic made traditionally proctored in-person exams impossible. This article provides a summary of the arguments against institutional adoption of remote proctoring services with a focus on equity, an account of the decision to avoid remote proctoring on the University of Michigan–Dearborn campus, and conclusions and suggestions for other teaching and learning professionals who would like to take a similar approach. Remote proctoring services require access to technology that not all students are guaranteed to have, can constitute an invasion of privacy for students, and can discriminate against students of color and disabled students. Administrators and teaching and learning staff at the University of Michigan–Dearborn made the decision to avoid adopting remote proctoring technologies and to instead invest in instructional design staff and faculty development programming to help faculty transition to authentic assessments. Lessons learned and recommendations are provided for other educational developers or institutions who want to resist remote proctoring on their campuses.
 · not-read · proctoring

www.eff.org
EFF Sues Proctorio on Behalf of Student It Falsely Accused of Copyright Infringement to Get Critical Tweets Taken Down
21 apr. 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a lawsuit today against Proctorio Inc. on behalf of college student Erik Johnson, seeking a judgment that he didn’t infringe the company’s copyrights when he linked to excerpts of its software code in tweets criticizing the software maker.
 · copyright · dmca · online-education · proctoring · proctorio

www.te-learning.nl > Wilfred Rubens
Universiteit wijst gebruik online proctoring af (tenzij…)
19 apr. 2021 - Bij online proctoring maken lerenden een toets terwijl toezicht online plaatsvindt (bijvoorbeeld door een surveillant van vlees en bloed of via software). Daarmee voorkom je dat lerenden ‘vals spelen’. Tegelijkertijd maken critici zich onder meer zorgen over de privacy van lerenden. Volgens Inside Higher Ed heeft de Universiteit van Michigan Dearborn besloten af te zien van het gebruik van online proctoring.
 · education · online-education · proctoring

www.eff.org > Bill Budington, Jason Kelley and Sophia Cope
Proctoring Tools and Dragnet Investigations Rob Students of Due Process
15 apr. 2021 - Like many schools, Dartmouth College has increasingly turned to technology to monitor students taking exams at home. And while many universities have used proctoring tools that purport to help educators prevent cheating, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine has gone dangerously further. Apparently working under an assumption of guilt, the university is in the midst of a dragnet investigation of complicated system logs, searching for data that might reveal student misconduct, without a clear understanding of how those logs can be littered with false positives. Worse still, those attempting to assert their rights have been met with a university administration more willing to trust opaque investigations of inconclusive data sets rather than their own students.
 · due-process · not-read · proctoring

www.volkskrant.nl > Marjolein Van Trigt and Marleen Stikker
Internetpionier Marleen Stikker: ‘We moeten jongeren helpen begrijpen dat het internet ook anders kan worden ingericht’
19 mar. 2021 - Als professor of practice aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam wil internetpionier Marleen Stikker studenten en bestuurders een kritische houding aanleren tegenover digitale technologie. Alleen zo kunnen de grote techbedrijven worden teruggedrongen, zodat het internet weer een echt publieke plek wordt.
 · education · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · google · proctoring · tracking

hybridpedagogy.org > Shea Swauger
Our Bodies Encoded: Algorithmic Test Proctoring in Higher Education
2 apr. 2020 - Cheating is not a technological problem, but a social and pedagogical problem. Technology is often blamed for creating the conditions in which cheating proliferates and is then offered as the solution to the problem it created; both claims are false.
 · algorithmic-bias · black-struggle · calls-for-papers · education · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · eugenic-gaze · eugenics · facial-recognition · feminism · gender · plagiarism · proctoring · proctorio · racist-technology · sexual-violence · solutionism · surveillance · trans-rights · turnitin

www.eff.org > Joe Mullin
Student Surveillance Vendor Proctorio Files SLAPP Lawsuit to Silence A Critic
23 feb. 2021 - During the pandemic, a dangerous business has prospered: invading students’ privacy with proctoring software and apps. In the last year, we’ve seen universities compel students to download apps that collect their face images, driver’s license data, and network information. Students who want to move forward with their education are sometimes forced to accept being recorded in their own homes and having the footage reviewed for “suspicious” behavior.
 · educational-surveillance · not-read · proctoring · proctorio

www.eff.org > Jason Kelley
ExamSoft Flags One-Third of California Bar Exam Test Takers for Cheating
22 dec. 2020 - One of EFF’s chief concerns about exam proctoring software—in addition to the fact that it subjects students to excessive surveillance—is the risk that it will incorrectly flag students for cheating, called “false positives.” This can be due either to the software’s technical failures or to its requirements that students have relatively new computers and access to near-broadband speeds. Last week, the California Bar released data confirming our fear of false positives: during its use of ExamSoft for the October Bar exam, over one-third of the nearly nine-thousand online examinees were flagged by the software (13:00 into the video of the California Committee of Bar Examiners meeting).
 · educational-surveillance · false-positives · proctoring

insights.nursekillam.com > Nurse Killam
Exam Design: Promoting Integrity Through Trust and Flexibility
6 apr. 2020 - I spent a lot of time thinking about how to design my exam after a mid-semester pivot to online learning due to COVID-19. In the end, my exams this term are open book with no time limit. They have a due date but are open for a week or more. I am even open to extending it. Students can go in and out of the exam as many times as they want. I also provided them with a downloadable copy of the exam so they could work on it outside of Moodle. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and my decisions are founded in good pedagogy.
 · examination · not-read · proctoring · project-iis · trust

ammienoot.com > Anne-Marie Scott
Mind the Ethics Gap
6 sep. 2020 - I’ve Tweeted a few things this week relating to a colleague in another Canadian university, Ian Linkletter, who now finds himself on the sticky end of a lawsuit from Proctorio, an automated proctoring service, for sharing some videos that they regarded to be confidential. These videos were published as unlisted videos on YouTube – a form of security through obscurity rather than a properly secure solution – the irony of which has not failed to escape many who have commented on the case.
 · art · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · ethics · proctoring · surveillance-capitalism

hackeducation.com > Audrey Watters
Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy
3 sep. 2020 - I have volunteered to be a guest speaker in classes this Fall. It's really the least I can do to help teachers and students through another tough term. I spoke tonight in Dorothy Kim's class "Race Before Race: Premodern Critical Race Studies." Here's a bit of what I said...
 · algorithmic-bias · black-struggle · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · plagiarism · proctoring · project-iis · racist-technology · turnitin · united-kingdom

www.eff.org > Jason Kelley and Lindsay Oliver
Proctoring Apps Subject Students to Unnecessary Surveillance
20 aug. 2020 - With COVID-19 forcing millions of teachers and students to rethink in-person schooling, this moment is ripe for an innovation in learning. Unfortunately, many schools have simply substituted surveillance technology for real transformation. The use of proctoring apps—privacy-invasive software products that “watch” students as they take tests or complete schoolwork, has skyrocketed. These apps make a seductive promise: that schools can still rely on high-stakes tests, where they have complete control of a student's environment, even during remote learning. But that promise comes with a huge catch—these apps violate student privacy, negatively impact some populations, and will likely never fully stop creative students from outsmarting the system.
 · educational-surveillance · proctoring · project-iis · workplace-surveillance