“Students taking edX online courses will be able to sit their final exams in an international network of test centres, run by Pearson Vue.
These will be formally supervised on-screen exams, using the edX website, and those who pass will receive a “proctored certificate”, showing it has been achieved in an invigilated setting.
Bricks and mortar boards
“This is a very important step,” says edX’s first president, Anant Agarwal. “Because people have been concerned that learners had no way of showing that they had done the work themselves, if they were applying for a job or for higher education.”
With enough randomly generated questions, he says, it would be possible to grade the work of tens of thousands of students at different times around the world.”
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