Interesting quote from Steve Warona's blog (as per your cite):
"Thus, for now, ID's and passwords are all that's needed, with the
requirement that they be used each time a student does online work.
This isn't rocket science; it's barely computer science. Future
technologies are left for the future, which seems like the perfect
place for them, at which time they must be "considered", which also
seems pretty non-disruptive."
While compliance with the statute is important, this doesn't mean
schools should necessarily stop there. Here at Weber we've invested
in the technology and infrastructure so that students who are working
remotely and who need to take a secure test where their identity is
verified can do so. We do this by establishing a network of remote
proctors and by delivering the tests to students through these
proctors. I was surprised to find out that not every school with a
distance learning program has this sort of infrastructure in place.
It's absence, in my view, jeopardizes testing security. Schools that
are interested in developing robust distance learning programs should
probably be thinking about solutions that go a little beyond the
threshold of compliance articulated by Warona above.
Luke Fernandez, Ph.D.
Manager of Program and Technology Development
Weber State University
On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Walter Matystik
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> you also may find these links useful:
> info from an ACUTA seminar (pp 7-11)
> and a good summary by Steve Worona @
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Theresa Rowe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Our university reviewed this and felt that because we have an admissions
>> process, and linked to that we provide online IDs and passwords, that we
>> complied with the intent of the law.
>> Theresa Rowe
>> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Susan Malisch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Following is an excerpt from a letter we received last September related
>>> to New Distance Education Requirements of the Higher Education Act of 2008
>>> Requiring Immediate Implementation. The letter includes some language that
>>> suggests implementations should begin but requirements will not be available
>>> until summer. Hmmm. I'm interested to hear how others have interpreted
>>> this and what steps you are taking or plan to take to address this.
>>> "The Higher Education Act has been signed into law. It contains several
>>> changes to accreditation requirements, and accreditors are required to
>>> implement these changes immediately. Many of the Commission s current
>>> policies and practices are already in alignment with the new law.
>>> One area of concern involves changes to the requirements about distance
>>> education. This change requires institutions to authenticate the identity
>>> of distance education students submitting work toward course and program
>>> Susan Malisch
>>> Vice President, Chief Information Officer
>>> Loyola University Chicago
>>> 6439 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 210
>>> Chicago IL 60626
>>> Office: 773-508-7750
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>> Chief Information Officer
>> Oakland University
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