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 News

Overview Dissemination Activities for the OP4RE project

In total the OP4RE project sent out 11 News Letters for the Associate Partners. The letters can be found HERE. 28 Separate dissemination activities were carried out as listed below. Country Name of Dissemination Presenter Conference name Date More information NL Inter universitary meeting regarding Online Proctoring, Erasmus University Kris Stabel 9/5/2016 FR Université Pierre…

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OP4RE poster presentation @ NACADA conference, Hasselt

From 8 to 11 July 2019, Hasselt University hosted the NACADA congress. Silvester Draaijer was present for a poster presentation, about students’ fears and uncertainties when using online proctoring.

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Multiplier Event impressions

Some impressions from the Multiplier event on the 28th of June 2019.

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Last TNM and preparation Multiplier Event

Today (June 27th 2019) we have our last transnational meeting of the OP4RE project. The work for the last months is being discussed and we are preparing for tomorrow’s multiplier event.

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Penetration tests on ProctorExam Platform

The OP4RE Consortium required a Grey Box Infrastructure Penetration Test and a WebApp Penetration Test on their information environment hosting the Proctor Exam platform. The scope was to identify whether students could abuse the platform via a set of scenarios agreed between the test team and the owners of the ProctorExam platform. You can read the full report…

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Online conference by LERU

Thematic Group e-learning of the League of European Universities (LERU) organized an online conference on e-learning developments. The Blended Conference comprises a‘virtual’ online pre-conference and a ‘face to face’ event in Utrecht. The aims of the conference were to build a network of expertise, to seek cooperation, to share and develop ideas and practical solutions about digital education…

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Multiplier Event: June 28th 2019

We invite all our Associate partners to join us as we share the final outcomes from our 3-year Online Proctoring for Remote Examinations (OP4RE), an Erasmus+ funded project. Identified by our commercial partner, ProctorExam, as currently the ‘largest global research project into online assessment’, the outcomes from OP4RE are expected to set the standard  for…

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OP4RE-project @ TEA Conference 2018

On December 10th and 11th, 2018 several colleagues from the OP4RE project attended the TEA Conference in Amsterdam. Amanda Jefferies presented in a paper session on: Support online distance learners taking assessments: reviewing the options for remote vigilation. Pierre Beust explained more about online proctoring in France: Remote monitoring of examinations at the students’ home…

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Save the date: OP4RE Multiplier Event

On the 28th of June 2019 the OP4RE project will organize a multiplier event at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. More info: coming soon. Interested to participate? Leave your contact details here.

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OP4RE in News Tank Exclusif

Silvester Draaijer and Daniel Haven comment on online proctoring of remote examinations, as a tool for long-term change and the OP4RE-project in News Tank Exclusif. The Erasmus+OP4RE research project is dedicated to studying the deployment of remote examination monitoring solutions. “This European consortium makes it possible to move the boundaries: we create documentation on practices…

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OP4RE presentations on conferences

Daniel Haven (ProctorExam) presented on 25 October at the TesLA conference on e-assessment market trends. Silvester Draaijer and Sabine Bottin presented the OP4RE project at the LERU Online Blended Learning Conference of 9 November 2018. For the upcoming international Technology Enhanced Assessment conference 2018 (TEA2018), the OP4RE project had four successful submissions. The first submission…

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Workshop at the NVAO peer learning event

Risbo is invited by the NVAO (the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation) to provide a workshop on Online Proctoring at the Peer learning Event in Antwerp on Monday November 12th 2018. Present will be about 30 policy staff from the Netherlands and Flanders, the perfect audience to present our OP4RE project and ask for feedback. In…

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Online proctoring approved by German Aviation Authorities

The German Aviation Authorities approved using a type of online proctoring for assessments. The ProctorExam platform is the first to be approved. More information on this topic: https://proctorexam.com/partnership-inked-proctorexam-copteruni/ https://www.dein-drohnenpilot.de/erste-online-pruefung-fuer-den-drohnenfuehrerschein/ https://www.drones-magazin.de/news/copteruni-zertifiziert/ https://www.interempresas.net/Tecnologia-aulas/Articulos/222068-La-Escuela-de-Aviacion-alemana-CopterUni-firma-una-alianza-con-ProctorExam.html  

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Newsletter 9

Following our third transnational meeting in Paris, we provide you with an update on the OP4RE project. Dissemination and output For the upcoming international Technology Enhanced Assessment conference 2018 (TEA2018), the OP4RE project had four successful submissions. The first submission is a practice poster by Gwendoline Somers and Silvester Draaijer about Coping with students’ anxiety…

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Save the date!!

On the 28th of June 2019 the OP4RE project will organize a multiplier event at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Interested to participate? Leave your contact details here.

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Schedule Transnational Meeting 3

A third Transnational meeting will be hosted by FIED on October 5th 2018 at the French Ministery of Higher Education. The floor plan of the ministery can be found here: Plan Ministère. The schedule for the meeting is as follows: 05-10-2018 Location French Higher Education Ministery 25 Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Genevieve, Paris 09:00 09:20 Greetings and…

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Newsletter 8

June 28th, 2018 The project is continuing in a steady pace. More and more proctored exams are being organised by the partners. We are gaining more experience which contributes to the development of guidelines, rulebooks etc. In this regard, Fontys University of Applied Sciences developed an instruction video for students, to inform them about what it is…

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Online proctoring at Hasselt University

In the UHasselt magazine of June 2018, a short article was dedicated to online proctoring at Hasselt University. This article describes the OP4RE project and briefly presents the state of affairs at Hasselt University. Article only available in Dutch. UHasselt Magazine, June 2018 (3).

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OP4RE talks with NVAO about accreditation          

Continuing our previous conversations, in May we met with NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the VU attended via Skype. The NVAO is interested in the developments in online education especially as the current shifts from within the field of education are challenging the existing approaches of the…

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Testing the hackability of the ProctorExam assessments website

In March 2018 the University of Hertfordshire project team, in the person of Dr Stilianos Vidalis and his associates, set up the means to test the potential for illegal penetration of the ProctorExam website. In the original Erasmus+ project proposal submitted in March 2016 we had identified this activity as an important area to explore…

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Meeting with VU University’s student panel

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…

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Preparing students for an online proctored exam

As the project progresses and more assessments take place via online proctoring, we -the project team- have gained more experience. Communication with our students appears to be a critical issue in the process of organising and setting up the online proctoring of exams. As a result Fontys have developed a short video in which they…

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OP4RE – ProctorExam and the Mathematics online Eligibility test 2018

Managing a diverse stream of incoming domestic or international students can be a real challenge for universities. That is why, in partnership with several Dutch universities, SOWISO will start offering upcoming first-year students an online mathematics test to show that their mastering of mathematics is sufficient to be eligible for enrollment. To make sure that there’s no…

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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 – Privacy In order to be compliant with respect to privacy in international online proctored remote examinations, it is needed to have ‘lawyer proofed’, EU compliant contract templates, all kind of agreement forms and guidelines for examinees and tester. These templates are intended to be part of the Intellectual outputs of the…

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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 advisor 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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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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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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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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