Apr 072015
 April 7, 2015  Posted by  Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Lauren R.D. Fox reports:

Rutgers University and other academic institutions are using a monitoring program, Proctortrack, that reveals  if a student is cheating on an exam for their online course.

Betsey Chao, a senior at Rutgers told The New York Times, she had to download the software on her computer and it uses her webcam to scan her features and verify her identity before her exams. During the exam, ProctorTrack flashes a red warning band to notify her that it is monitoring her computer activity and recording a video of her. It also shows a live image of Chao or any student who uses the tracking device during an exam. Proctortrack also surveys if students have opened apps or web browsers during online exams.

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