National Academic Integrity Network - The remote proctored exams dilemma
This National Academic Integrity Network webinar featured Professor Philip Dawson of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University in Australia.
Professor Dawson spoke about the issues and challenges raised by remote proctored exams and digital assessment. Using concepts from assessment security, academic integrity and surveillance studies, his presentation put remote proctoring under scrutiny and examined the evidence for and against the approach, offering suggestions for those who are using proctoring on how to minimize its potential harms and maximise its potential benefits. It also set out challenges for both advocates and critics of remote proctored exams on the sorts of evidence we need to make an informed decision about the use of proctoring.
This event was part of a series of webinars by the National Academic Integrity Network to develop awareness of, and stimulate discussions on, issues in the field of academic integrity.