PULLMAN, Wash., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Washington State University (WSU) today announced the selection of Examity as its exclusive provider of online proctoring. Examity’s unique platform, which utilizes sophisticated AI, will create a more flexible and secure online testing environment that includes live, recorded, and automated proctoring options.
“WSU has always been committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities worldwide,” said Dr. Rebecca Van de Vord, Assistant Vice President at Washington State University Global Campus. “Examity’s comprehensive approach to proctoring reflects our commitment to using technology to create secure, high-quality learning environments for all students.”
WSU currently requires online proctoring for as many as 18,000 exams per year – a number that is expected to grow by 20% over the next seven years. The rise of online learning at WSU reflects the expansion of online higher education nationwide: according to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 6 million college students – nearly one-third of the total student population – took at least one distance learning course in 2016.
“Online learning has tremendous potential to expand educational opportunities for students who have historically been locked out of higher education. This rapid growth of online programs necessitates an increased focus on quality and integrity,” said Michael London, Founder and CEO of Examity. “We look forward to supporting Washington State University in its mission to provide flexible, secure — and high-quality — online experiences.”
Founded in 2013, Examity was the only platform to provide live, record-and-review, and fully automated proctoring options. Recently named the sixth fastest-growing company in Massachusetts, the company works with a diverse cross-section of postsecondary institutions and online learning providers including Northeastern University, Texas A&M, and Indiana University to provide proctoring solutions driven by AI and machine learning technology.
Examity was founded to meet the needs of the growing number of online education and certification programs looking to ensure integrity. Examity provides a cost effective and flexible test integrity solution including live, recorded and automated options. Since its founding five years ago, Examity has partnered with 500+ institutions and certification programs worldwide. For more information, visit Examity.com or follow the company on Twitter @examity.
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