Hi there! Welcome!
Let’s see who’s in the room! Where are you joining us from? What brings you to this session today?
Excellent! I’m on the opposite of the coast here in Sacramento, CA. Where are others joining us from?
hi hi 👋
Hi Everyone! Birmingham, AL.
Birmingham al here!
Two folks from Birmingham! Fun! Always nice to connect people from similar places
If you have any questions for Jarod and Ashley, feel free to leave those in the chat :)
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
timely article about proctoring in the Washington Post today, have others seen it?
I saw it, Clea! Very interesting.
Is this the one you’re thinking of, Clea? https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/12/test-monitoring-student-revolt/
If so, yes, timely and fascinating, Clea! Let’s make that be the next part of our conversation
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)
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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)
Yes, yes, Clea, totally agreed
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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/)
tech biases against people of color, too - things like not recognizing faces of certain colors…
thank you for the way you phrased the question, Jenae!
Yes, good point, Clea… I should have mentioned that!
We will address that. :)
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
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 :)
Students are stakeholders, too
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
Yes, and there are some fantastic ways to assess through task oriented and authentic assessments… I would love to see a session like that!
That is so true. It's really difficult to offer that kind of flexibility to test takers and then rescind it.
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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)
I will check out that bill of rights, thank you
Thank you for engaging on this, Clea
I’ve used ProctorU, Proctorio, and SmarterSomething.
thank you for your transparency, Jarrod!
Let’s start a company with that name
You can figure out what it does later
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.
That’s such a good point
lol @ Nate, I’m tempted to start that company
Many times, we see schools don’t fully plan how the tech they are buying is going to work
💯 (I work in Central IT, it’s a real challenge)
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
I work in central IT too and, yes, can confirm that challenge too
Though I don’t want to blame faculty here either
Like the email that was sent out yelling at student for eye movement. That was awful
Because the lack of preparedness is not really anyone’s fault since we’re living in a pandemic...
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!)
very true Jenae
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!
let’s just be glad your CEO isn’t sharing private student chats 😉
or suing educational technologists
like a certain competitor is
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.
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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
Thanks everyone. If you ever want to reach out directly…. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Jarrod and Ashley for your participation today. It was refreshing!
Clea… scrolling back up and seeing something you said. I love the idea of having students participate in the process of evaluating vendors.