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OLC Live: Sponsor Chat With ProctorU - Shared screen with speaker view
Jedi Jason
13:04
Hello everyoone
Jenae Cohn
13:21
Hi there! Welcome!
Jenae Cohn
16:42
Let’s see who’s in the room! Where are you joining us from? What brings you to this session today?
Jedi Jason
16:54
Bradenton, Fl
Jenae Cohn
17:39
Excellent! I’m on the opposite of the coast here in Sacramento, CA. Where are others joining us from?
Jarrod Morgan
18:26
Hi Everyone!
Clea Mahoney
18:34
hi hi 👋
Amber Fallon
18:38
Hello!
ashleynorris
18:46
Hi Everyone! Birmingham, AL.
cziroli
18:47
Birmingham al here!
Jenae Cohn
19:44
Two folks from Birmingham! Fun! Always nice to connect people from similar places
Jenae Cohn
20:50
If you have any questions for Jarod and Ashley, feel free to leave those in the chat :)
Jenae Cohn
21:08
You’re also welcome to turn a camera on and ask a question by unmuting your mic, but questions in the chat only are welcome too… Nate and I can amplify
Clea Mahoney
21:55
timely article about proctoring in the Washington Post today, have others seen it?
Amber Fallon
22:13
I saw it, Clea! Very interesting.
Jenae Cohn
24:02
Is this the one you’re thinking of, Clea? https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/12/test-monitoring-student-revolt/
Jenae Cohn
24:48
If so, yes, timely and fascinating, Clea! Let’s make that be the next part of our conversation
Clea Mahoney
25:14
Indeed! Not to put anyone on blast, but I think with rushed adoption in the pandemic there have been a lot of terrible practices in using this tech, and being transparent with students (really, anyone involved in education)
Conference 7 OLC
25:17
Since I am here and have been working with our great group of sponsors as we've prepared for the conference, I'll share two major opportunities to connect on a deeper level with these educational and technology partners:1) Take some time to visit and chat with them more in their Exhibit Hall Booths. While this might feel a little intimidating or maybe a good use of your time (e.g. maybe you don't have purchasing power, maybe you don't use their tech at your institution, or maybe you just worry they might just try to tell you something) they *truly* do want to first and foremost connect and learn and build with you all. You can check that space out via the enhanced version of the conference management system (Engagez)
Jenae Cohn
25:47
Yes, yes, Clea, totally agreed
Conference 7 OLC
25:53
2) The Exhibition Foundry: This great group (ProctorU included) have made a shift to build out collaborative spaces for this co-learning and co-building. And they are looking for your stories, your use-cases, your ideas, and the like. Visit them there and help drive conversations in the field forward (https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2020/accelerate/exposition-foundry/)
Clea Mahoney
33:22
tech biases against people of color, too - things like not recognizing faces of certain colors…
Clea Mahoney
33:53
thank you for the way you phrased the question, Jenae!
Jenae Cohn
34:04
Yes, good point, Clea… I should have mentioned that!
ashleynorris
34:16
We will address that. :)
Jenae Cohn
34:41
Hope I captured the strand of the conversation fully… Feel free to leave other questions here about the ethics of online proctoring again, and we can amplify
Clea Mahoney
37:19
Hmm, I do feel people understand the issue - I think the focus should be more on redesigning our assessments to be authentic and real-world. No one proctors me at work :)
Clea Mahoney
37:38
Students are stakeholders, too
Nate Angell
38:52
https://studenttestingrights.org/
Jenae Cohn
39:13
A discussion of assessment would be a great OLC Live! Conversation too… Would love to see some examples of how folks are designing assessments for their online classes
ashleynorris
39:31
Yes, and there are some fantastic ways to assess through task oriented and authentic assessments… I would love to see a session like that!
Amber Fallon
40:03
That is so true. It's really difficult to offer that kind of flexibility to test takers and then rescind it.
Conference 7 OLC
40:25
The ProctorU Student Bill of Rights is also listed on the list of resources in their Exhibitor Booth in Engagez too if you want to keep that link but forget what it is (or lose it for whatever reason)
Clea Mahoney
41:01
I will check out that bill of rights, thank you
Jarrod Morgan
41:37
Thank you for engaging on this, Clea
Clea Mahoney
42:15
I’ve used ProctorU, Proctorio, and SmarterSomething.
Jarrod Morgan
42:26
Lol! SmarterSomething
Clea Mahoney
42:32
thank you for your transparency, Jarrod!
Jarrod Morgan
42:38
Let’s start a company with that name
Nate Angell
42:56
You can figure out what it does later
Jarrod Morgan
43:00
haha
Clea Mahoney
43:06
I think the big problem is still sales pitches. Many of these concerns don’t come about until post-purchase and then schools are on their (our) own with the negative backlash.
Jarrod Morgan
43:19
That’s such a good point
Clea Mahoney
43:21
lol @ Nate, I’m tempted to start that company
Jarrod Morgan
43:46
Many times, we see schools don’t fully plan how the tech they are buying is going to work
Clea Mahoney
44:02
💯 (I work in Central IT, it’s a real challenge)
Jarrod Morgan
44:23
Or how they are going to train faculty to use it. Lot’s of the backlash you hear from the other company stems from unprepared faculty trying to use it and being confused
Jenae Cohn
44:25
I work in central IT too and, yes, can confirm that challenge too
Jenae Cohn
44:32
Though I don’t want to blame faculty here either
Jarrod Morgan
44:37
Like the email that was sent out yelling at student for eye movement. That was awful
Jenae Cohn
44:44
Because the lack of preparedness is not really anyone’s fault since we’re living in a pandemic...
Clea Mahoney
44:49
I just think there needs to be more foresight/insight from students in these decisions. And this bleeds into other areas of my life re. LMS analytics (but I won’t go down that rabbit hole today!)
Clea Mahoney
44:57
very true Jenae
ashleynorris
45:34
We would love student feedback and we are interested in a student advisory board. Please let me know if you would love to collaborate or have students that would be interested!
Clea Mahoney
45:57
let’s just be glad your CEO isn’t sharing private student chats 😉
Clea Mahoney
46:03
or suing educational technologists
Clea Mahoney
46:11
like a certain competitor is
Jenae Cohn
46:21
Thanks, everyone!
CShnaider
46:32
Thank you for your candid statements, and it should be no surprise that we all had to adjust to this new world; vendors as well.
Conference 7 OLC
46:45
OLC Live! Nomination Form: https://bit.ly/3kEJJP8Direct Session Eval: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYF5GwczFWqemgZM_s0R0k3EurmMysomIzxsALTuv1mJG-EA/viewform?entry.1952643545&entry.1303143111&entry.1961758182=9447&entry.598587566&entry.965164067&entry.1431947991=8663Opportunities to volunteer: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2020/accelerate/volunteers/OLC Ideate: https://bit.ly/OLCIdeateDEI
Jarrod Morgan
46:52
Thanks everyone. If you ever want to reach out directly…. Email me at jmorgan@proctoru.com
Nate Angell
48:11
Thank you Jarrod and Ashley for your participation today. It was refreshing!
Jarrod Morgan
48:15
Clea… scrolling back up and seeing something you said. I love the idea of having students participate in the process of evaluating vendors.
Will Fox
49:10
Thanks all!