Distance Education User Security
Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) Compliance for Distance Education User Security
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) requires that institutions offering distance education or
correspondence courses or programs have processes in place to ensure a student who registers for a distance
education/correspondence course is the same student who participates in the course or receives course
credit. Wor-Wic Community College complies with this requirement by:
- Assigning a secure log-in and password to each student. Student login accounts use the Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (LDAP) to authenticate the user. Each student may then establish his/her own unique
password following the guidelines posted for the student password account policy on the
Change Student Account Password page.
- Requiring a student registered in a distance education course to complete examinations in-person
on-campus at Wor-Wic's Testing Center
or off-campus at an official testing center. Students must present
a photo ID to the testing center personnel, and the exam is also proctored by the testing center personnel.