Will the Pandemic Usher in an Era of Mass Surveillance in Higher Education?

Dr. Juliette Levy weighs in

Online proctoring is another area that has drawn new attention with the shift to remote learning. Proctors take control of students’ computers, demand views of students’ workspaces, and even track eye movements to detect possible cheating. “I hate it profoundly. I will never use ProctorU,” said Juliette Levy, an associate professor of history at the University of California at Riverside. “If you straitjacket students into a digital pen where they are assumed to be cheaters, that’s on us. That’s not the tech, that’s how we use it.”

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