As workers, students have seen their lives turned upside down by the containment. And in the same way that the workers can now be “spied upon” by their employers to guarantee the hygiene at work , the students will be facing in the weeks to come in passage of examinations at the end of the year remotely, with the opportunity for some universities to turn to remote monitoring to avoid the cheats.
What is the remote monitoring of examinations
Using the webcam on the computer of each student, the supervisors will have access to live video, to verify that the student is him-even in front of his computer, and not some other person, who could help or pass the test in his place.
Other ways to cheat will be detected, as the use of a second screen, or access related internet sites to copy answers.
The University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, has even mentioned the possibility of using the eye-tracking technology on the computers of the students to be able to keep their eyes on their screen, this could reveal the consultation of sites like wikipedia, or other to never run out of inspiration in their essays and dissertations.
Zoom has thought of everything to give a helping hand to teachers
In the context of its use by certain learning centers, and after receiving their permission, the platform ZOOM offers features that allow you to give partial access to the computer a member of a video conference. Thanks to screen sharing, you can guide someone, or to accompany him in his use of the computer, but you can also see if other applications are open. This way, if one receives a notification Facebook a friend as the person who follows your computer is in the process of looking at your screen, the message may be read by the supervisor. This application is also in the line of sight of the authorities, because of the problems of protection of the private life of the users.
The University of Rennes update on the work to the house to replace the monitoring
Statements of the university of Rennes have been times in the media to illustrate the possibilities of the monitoring of the examinations. The law students of Rennes 1 have finally been relieved by the clarification of the dean of the faculty of law and political science. Frédéric Lambert, has denied that the examinations be performed in remote monitoring: “At no time, the direction of the Faculty and its bodies deliberative have taken the decision to use this type of device,” he said.
The University of Rennes 1, avoid the assessments telesurveillées in favour of homework home and memories. Oral exams will also be held by videoconference or telephone.
Concerning the modality of supervision on the computer, it could be applied to 79 student volunteers on the 30 000 that account, Rennes 1. It is a small percentage of students who pass their exams at a distance, who wish to use this option of digital surveillance. However, nothing is yet decided on that approach.
If the students do not wish to take the exams this way, they will be able to switch on the trials to face-to-face in the month of September. The university has the willingness to adapt to the wishes of the students and to facilitate the validation of their year.
The protection of student data, at the heart of the controversy
The students, for their part, have not denounced the remote monitoring offered by the university, but practices of non-respect of the confidentiality of the exchanges on the part of the private company that could carry out this monitoring. The platform could in effect take control of the webcam, the microphone, and could have access to the camera from the computer of the student.
Last march, the ministry of higher education, research and innovation has pointed to the importance of the protection of personal data, noting that the platforms of private companies should in any case be compliant with the Regulations of data protection (RGPD) : “The work of setting up a home telemonitoring leads to a processing of personal data and must therefore be established in conjunction with the delegate to the protection of personal data of the institution in respect of the constraints of RGPD”.
The e-learning opportunity to rethink the evaluation and the world of education
The forced passage to the digital education has taken education by surprise: some of them have put on-line emergency solutions, without really thinking about the methodology. The methods of assessment remain to be explored. The online education is indeed an opportunity to rethink the models to a learning collaborative, and the valuation of acquired, may take different forms, giving more emphasis to the reflection, involvement, and ownership of knowledge in a different way, by for example experience (through internships), or by carrying out practical work.
For the CEO of Coursera, Lea Belsky, whereas most of the learning efforts in line attempting to replicate the current systems, best practices and new technologies will instead arrange the experience of online education and better engage students.