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Artificial Intelligence: Does it Impact Online Proctoring?

At this point, everyone knows that artificial intelligence is all around us, even though we may not realize it. Take your mobile phones, for example — a smart assistant? Yeah, that is powered by artificial intelligence. But this is a rather simple example of the many ways in which AI can be applied in the world. To understand it better, think about online examinations for a moment; while proctoring during in-person exams is quite a simple process, how does one go about it with online reviews? With technology, of course — artificial intelligence, to be precise. As online exams become an integral part of the global education system, especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have become a central feature of human existence at the moment, we must now explore ways to enhance their practicality in a stable manner.

And one of the key ways to do that is via online proctoring, of course. Unfortunately, it can be easier said than done because there’s much to do and seemingly not enough means to do it. But thanks to advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, that has served to fortify the process. For starters, it has presented two options: fully-automated proctoring and live proctoring. With the latter, artificial intelligence has enabled human proctors to strictly monitor all students appearing for the exam via live audio and video feeds, scanning for cheating-related behavior, and much more. Let’s walk you through some of the many ways AI has changed proctoring for good.

  1. Scalability: As more & more institutions and students opt for online learning and, by extension, online exams, it is vital to make sure that the system can cope with growing demand. In this context, artificial intelligence helps by delivering a system that is agile and can be quickly adapted following the service provider’s requirements. And since there is a high degree of accuracy assured as well, it also becomes possible to offer a variety of options, including one-on-one proctoring.
  2. Student outcomes: The fundamental goal of education and, eventually, exams is to make sure that learners have indeed acquired knowledge. With online proctoring driven by artificial intelligence, it becomes easier to help put students’ minds at ease and, thus, deliver an effective testing process. Furthermore, with cheating rendered difficult, it becomes easier to prepare for the exam instead of attempting to cheat.
  3. Prevention of cheating: Artificial intelligence-enabled proctoring systems ensure that no attempts at fraud are missed, i.e., it monitors and flags any deviations in behavior, thus fortifying the online exam process.

It is clear to see that the online examination system is here to stay. Hence, companies that intend to remain unbeaten in their endeavors in this industry would do well to perceive this reality and prepare for it via the integration of novel technologies such as artificial intelligence. And no matter if you choose live proctoring or the automated iteration, you can rest assured that it will be top class either way.

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Tags: AI, Artificial, Exams, Intelligence, Online, Proctoring

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