Proctoring From Afar
Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs Adam Roth and Elena Soboleva, Honorlock allows higher education institutions to preserve academic honesty with a flexible software solution. The cloud-based software easily integrates with existing learning management platforms, so institutions can seamlessly adopt the program for their needs.
Proprietary technology from the startup company is able to scan web pages for copies of exams and automatically remove them. Furthermore, the platform prevents students taking exams from accessing unauthorized websites or using their mobile devices to find answers. Trained proctors from Honorlock also have the ability to drop in during a test-taking session to address any issues as they come up, which allows instructors to only review verified instances of cheating.
The edtech startup company designed its platform with students in mind. Those seeking to take their exam do not need to schedule a particular time slot with the browser-based software. Students need only install a Google Chrome plugin and verify their identity with a photo ID to begin testing.
“Academic institutions are in the process of a much-needed tech revolution, and it’s happening fast,” said Amit Patel, managing director at Owl Ventures. “Honorlock is helping move education forward by solving some of the most complex challenges schools face when building an effective and fair remote-learning infrastructure. The opportunity to be at the forefront of this shift to remote access is big, and we believe in this team’s ability and passion to lead the way.”
Capturing the Remote Proctoring Market
The startup business is entering a growing industry, especially as higher education institutions adapt to the digital format in the wake of the pandemic. Market research projects the global online exam proctoring market to reach over $1 billion by 2027.
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James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.