Our Goals

Privacy

Can institutions of higher education, test providers and proctoring solution providers simply record and store a student’s video and data when making exams? Obviously not. What EU-wide regulations concerning privacy apply in online testing situations and how can institutions and proctoring solution providers comply with these regulations

Security

How can secure and reliable exams be achieved? How does security compare to regular residential examination procedures? Does online proctoring need to be much more secure and reliable than residential exams? What kinds of insecurities can be identified and how can these be mitigated?

Application

For what kinds of exams and target groups does online proctoring provide valid and worthwhile examination opportunities. How can online proctoring support access to higher education throughout the European higher education system.

Latest Blog

Article: ExamSoft Sued In Illinois

Complaint filed against ExamSoft. Source: abovethelaw.com Date: Aug 5, 2014

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Jury prize @ the FIED International colloquium

At the FIED international colloquium held in Paris on 13 and 14 December 2017 the OP4RE project was presented at a round table discussion attended by Silvester Draaijer, Daniel Haven, Sabine Bottin-Rousseau and Pierre Beust. It should also be noted that a video competition entitled “My innovation in distance learning” was organised prior to the

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Update on IO 5: Privacy

Outline of IO5 In order to guarantee privacy in international online proctored (op) remote examinations (first for experiments, later also for Bachelor and Master), we need lawyer proofed, EU compliant contract templates, all kind of agreement forms and guidelines for examinees and tester, not only to be compliant but also to convince all OP4RE stakeholders,

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Update on year 1 of IO3: Bring your own device/ off-campus examination protocol

Pierre Beust & Sabine Bottin-Rousseau, of FIED (Fédération Interuniversitaire de l’Enseignement à Distance), wrote a report on the progress and the activities on IO3 about bring your own device and off-campus examination protocols.

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An update on IO 4

Last Wednesday 6 December 2017, the first large-scale experiment for an online proctored exam was conducted at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The goal of the study was to investigate to what extent students would successfully go through the stages of setting up the student computers at home and take a trial exam in light of

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Update on IO 1

Imagine Bachelor and Master degrees being completed online. Envision students enrolled in online degree programs, taking validated assignments and exams from home or any other location of choice. Increasingly mobile and flexible online offered education asks for more flexible and off-campus examination procedures in the near future. In the past months, Risbo has taken  steps towards

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IO2: An update on security and anti-fraud legislation protocols

The work at the University of Hertfordshire has continued from the activities outlined in the annual report written for 2016-17 for IO2, with a focus on developing and refining a risk assessment document for online proctoring. Currently the team is researching with a group of campus-based and trained proctors employed by our university with the

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White Paper: Privacy in Online Proctoring

Youssef Fouad, legal adviser of ProctorExam on personal data protection, published a white paper about Privacy in Online Proctoring.

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LERU 2017, Milan

From 7-10 November 2017 Sabine Bottin-Rousseau attended the working group on e-learning of the LERU conference. She gave a presentation about the project and experiences at UPMC with online proctoring.

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Newsletter 6

Newsletter 6 – November 6th 2017 On October 2nd 2017 we organized our 2nd Transnational meeting at Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Science (Darmstadt, Germany). It was a constructive meeting on which we discussed the past project year and our plan for the next year. In particular, we have seen that the first experiments with

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OP4RE @ ECEL 2017

On the 16th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2017), held in Portugal on the 26-27 October 2017 our partners from the University of Hertfordshire presented a paper about “Trialling Online Proctoring for e-Assessments: Early Outcomes From the Erasmus+ OP4RE Project”. Paper: Jefferies, A., Barton, K., Meere, J., Peramungama, S., Pyper, A., & Yip, A. (2017) ‘Trialling Online

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Reflections TEA Conference 2017

Session Silvester Draaijer, Amanda Jefferies and Gwendoline Somers Online Proctoring for Remote Examination: A State of Play in Higher Education in the EU Silvester Draaijer, project leader of the OP4RE project, presented the paper ‘Online Proctoring for Remote Examination: A State of Play in Higher Education in the EU’ during the international Technology Enhanced Assessment

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Online proctoring at Caen University

On Wednesday 18th of October 2017 Isabelle Duchatelle, Pierre Beust and Valérie Cauchard attended the “Journée thématique Examens et Certifications en ligne et/ou à distance” about “A quel niveau de maturité en sommes-nous ?” at the CNAM in Paris. They presented their experiences with online proctoring at Caen University: Expérimentation sur les examens télé-surveillés à

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OP4RE @ ICDE, Toronto

Sabine Bottin-Rousseau and Pierre Beust are giving a presentation at ICDE, Toronto, 16-19th of October 2017. ICDE is The World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning. Regarding changing models of assessment, they will be presenting some experiments remote examination in e-learning programs. Online Proctoring : Experimentation of Remote

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OP4RE @ the International Technology Enhanced Assessment (TEA) Conference 2017

The #OP4RE team has submitted a proposal  Online Proctoring for Remote Examination: A State of Play in Higher Education in the EU for The 2017 International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference in Barcelona. Silvester Draaijer will present this on the 5th and 6th of October. On 6 October, Silvester Draaijer will present from 10:00-11:00 together with a

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Online proctoring experimentation at the university of Caen

After online courses, online exams? The University of Caen (Normandy) experimented for two years with online proctoring of exams. Pierre Beust, director of the university multimedia education center and member of the OP4RE project, discusses their experiences and challenges for the EducPros conference on Thursday, October 19, 2017, aimed at digital transformation. The University of

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Online Proctoring is a Growing Trend: Here is Everything You Should Know About It

The deskresearch phase unveiled both interesting scientific, professional as well as general information and documents. Take a look at this one. Talview website published an interesting article in which they outline a number of things regarding online proctoring. The article nicely sums up things such as technologies, procedures, advantages, disadvantages and the like. See more at: http://blog.talview.com/a-complete-guide-to-online-remote-proctoring

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Behind the Webcam’s Watchful Eye

The deskresearch phase unveiled both interesting scientific, professional as well as general information and documents. Take a look at this one. The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interesting article about the proctors at ProctorU: Behind the Webcam’s Watchful Eye, Online Proctoring Takes Hold. Author Kolowich provides a lively description of what is going on in

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Newsletter 5

On May 9th 2017 we organized our first online reach-out session. It was a rich learning experience, both on content level as on organizational level. The technology let us down, but we’ll take this as a working point to our next reach-out session. We hope to welcome more of our associated partners the next time. The

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Online Proctoring Systems Compared

In March 2013, David Foster Caveon of Caveon and  Harry Layman of The College Board published an article comparing in quite some depth various online proctoring systems. On the last pages they present some overall findings in which they distinghuis what system would be needed for the height of the stakes of the exams. Very

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Reach out session 1 – 9th of May 2017

On May 9th 2017 we organized our first online reach-out session. We invited our associated partners. It was a rich learning experience, both on the content as on the organizational level. The technology let us down, but we’ll take this as a working point to our next reach-out session. We started with an explanation of the

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Reach-out session 1 – May 9th 2017

On May 9th 2017 we organized our first online reach-out session. We invited our associated partners. It was a rich learning experience, both on content level as on organizational level. The technology let us down, but we’ll take this as a working point to our next reach-out session. We started with an explanation of the design

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OP4RE @ e-Assessment Question 2017

On the 22nd of March  Daniel Haven and Amanda Jeffries presented on the e-Assessment Question 2017 conference about Delivering secure online proctored remote assessments: the erasmus+ funded OP4RE project.

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E-Assessment: commissioning, implementing and delivering

Daniel haven and amanda Jefferies represented the OP4RE project today at the 15th annual E-Assessment conference and exhibition. The focus of this conference was on hwo computer based assessment have grown significantly since the early days of automatic test publishing and certification. We have seen developments like paperless examination projects, e-proctoring, open badges, social media,

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Newsletter 4

The anticipated complexity of privacy and data protection is surfacing as is shown in the flow chart below. For any institution wanting to start to use online proctoring one should consider the concept of Privacy by Design. This flow chart can be of assistance in designing processes and agreements with that goal. So, after identifying

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VU education day

Today Silvester Draaijer and Daniel Haven presented the OP4RE project at the VU education day. The topic of this mini-conference was the Gross Academic Value. How do the three central concepts of social connectedness, competence and sense of autonomy play a role  in motivation and in education? What are these concepts and how can they

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Newsletter 3

Dear Associate Partner of the Erasmus+ project OP4RE, Following the first transnational meeting of October 25 and 26, the OP4RE Project Management Group is progressing in the development of the project. For each of the 5 Intellectual Outputs (IO), more detailed plans are under construction. The project members that are concerned with privacy and security

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Presentation of the OP4RE project

Today Silvester Draaijer presented the setup of the OP4RE project for the Special Interest Group Digital Assessment (SIGDT) and the SURF Foundation. During this boar meeting many of the aspect, goals, and aspirations of the project were discussed. Especially with regard to the future use for EU digital assessment.

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Conference: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference

At this conference Sabine Bottin-Rousseau and Daniel Haven presented the OP4RE project. Information about their presentation and the rest of the conference on creating online higher education can be found: https://tinyurl.com/ya3nttna https://conference.eadtu.eu/images/Proceedings/Conference_proceedings_2016_defcompressed2.pdf

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Newsletter 2

Last October 25 and 26, the OP4RE Project Management Group, additional staff from the participating institutions and a number of invited speakers gathered at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for their first transnational meeting. The agenda for the meeting can be found on the project’s website http://onlineproctoring.eu under PROJECT PAGES -> TRANSNATIONAL MEETINGS The meeting was

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Newsletter 1

The Erasmus+ (E+) project Online Proctoring for Remote Examination (OP4RE) was approved by the Dutch E+ Agency during the summer break. The selection committee of E+ was impressed by the number of Associate Partners for the project, which emphasized the importance of the project. Therefore, we would like to thank the Associate Partners for their

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