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Examining Proctoring Technology

Posted on: Fri 12 Nov 2021

University students are currently in the middle of exams and through COVID-19 have become familiar with exam proctoring software, such as Examplify and ProctorU, though many have taken issue with the programs.

Proctoring technology is used to monitor students whilst they undertake remote examinations and prevent cheating, but they have been criticised as intrusive and discriminatory, particularly as AI tech has begun to be integrated into these types of programs.

Simon Coghlan, a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics at the University of Melbourne’s School of Computing and Information Systems, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to discuss the potential problems with this type of technology.

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