In an online exam, students join the examination from their own homes via an external platform like Qpercom and are assessed by examiners who are also logging on from a remote location. Without being able to verify a student’s environment and their actions off-camera, can a secure exam, free from malpractice, be guaranteed?
More problems than benefits? The use of external Online Proctoring platforms for Remote OSCEs and MMIs
Many universities use human proctoring, or invigilation, to prevent suspicious behaviour or activity during exams and this concept has also moved online, triggered by the pandemic. How do they work when paired with other online platforms that are used to facilitate remote examinations?