Privacy of online proctoring systems in higher education settings
March 2022 – December 2023
Online proctoring systems (OPS) in higher education settings are evolving fast. Their use is encouraged by the need to preserve the academic integrity of online assessment, particularly during the COVID-19 and post-pandemic. The acceptance of and trust in these tools are hindered by several ethical challenges, where students’ privacy is at the top. This postdoc research project aims to identify the main privacy issues around the use of OPS in higher education and how they can be addressed. This project will offer higher education institutions the privacy protection framework to be considered in educational and design practices to address the identified challenges.
About the Digital Futures Postdoc Fellow
Chantal Mutimukwe is a postdoc researcher at the Department of Computer Systems and Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University. Before joining Stockholm University, she worked at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Chantal got her PhD in informatics from Örebro University in 2019.
Her PhD research concerned the protection of information privacy in an e-government context. The main research goal was to provide an understanding of how the practices of information collection and dissemination by government organizations can match with the protection of citizens’ privacy. Her primary research interest is data privacy and security protection in an online service context.
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Professor, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Stockholm University, Associate Director Societal Outreach Digital Futures
Olga Viberg, Associate Professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH
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Teresa Cerratto Pargman
Professor, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University (SU), Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University, Member of the Executive Committee, Associate Director Societal Outreach, Working group Educational Transformation, Co-PI of project Responsible Digital Assessment Futures in Higher Education (REFINE), Digital Futures Faculty+ 46 (0)73 460 57 47
Associate Professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH, Working group Educational Transformation, PI of project Responsible Digital Assessment Futures in Higher Education (REFINE), Digital Futures Faculty+46 8 790 68 04