EMT103 Learner Fraud: The Dark Side of Online Learning
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 25
Expo Hall: Emerging Tech Stage
Online learning has changed the way people learn and teach. Anyone can learn anything, anywhere. It’s engaging, it’s flexible, it’s more sophisticated than ever, and it’s poised to grow—which is good for learners and good for regulated industries. However, online training is facing a growing crisis: learner fraud. Without live instructors or proctors, it’s too easy to complete training for others, who can then claim a credential or certificate they have not earned and perform work they are not qualified to do. In regulated industries, the stakes are too high to take the risk. That’s why many organizations haven’t been able to take advantage of the convenience, flexibility, and accessibility of online training—they simply can’t reliably verify that learners are who they say they are.
Your whole organization suffers when your training isn’t defensible. Your teammates aren’t as qualified, and your customers aren’t as safe. Your reputation is vulnerable. In this session, you will learn more about the risks and dangers of learner fraud, and the importance of defensibility when delivering high-stakes training. You will explore how facial detection, biometric data, and other technologies can be leveraged to achieve rigor and defensibility, bringing the certainty of the classroom or proctored exam to your online training.
In this session, you will learn:
- The definition and risks of learner fraud
- About the importance of rigor and defensibility in high-stakes training
- How technology can bring rigor and certainty to online learning
- How to test-drive the new LearnerVerified learner verification platform, compatible with any SCORM-compliant course, on any LMS
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
The LearnerVerified learner verification platform, biometric identity verification, facial detection, virtual proctoring, and a credential management app.
President and COO
Greg Kureluk is the president and COO of Yardstick—Testing and Training. He joined Yardstick soon after its inception in 2005. His strong leadership and strategic development skills have allowed the company to be named on Alberta Venture magazine’s Fast 50 list six years in a row, and to be recognized by Profit magazine as one of North America’s 200 fastest- growing companies. Through this work, Greg discovered a passion for business development, leading him to pursue a range of other business ventures. Currently, this involves helping launch several exciting eLearning products, including LearnerVerified.