Category : Dissemination
On Thursday April 12th, Silvester Draaijer and Robin van der Wiel presented the OP4RE project and the concept of online proctored exams to the VU University’s student panel. As an introduction to the topic, the students watched a video made by ProctorExam in order to understand how the system works. Students quickly started thinking critically about online proctoring and asked questions such as “is someone going to watch all of the video footage?”, “how is my video footage processed?” and “why are toilet breaks not allowed during the online proctored exam?”. After Silvester had explained some more about the system, the floor was opened for a discussion of privacy matters concerning the system.
Most of the students noted that they would not feel comfortable with someone watching their every move. At a university exam location, there is one proctor for every 20 or so students; being watched one on one feels extreme. Students also recognized the positive aspects of the system. It allows students that are abroad or not able to come to a university location to make exams safely from a remote location. It can be concluded from the student panel that it is very important to inform students. They want to know how the system works and how their video footage is processed. The remarks of the student panel will be taken into consideration during the remainder of the OP4RE project.