Cheating in Online Courses: How Prevalent and What Can You Do About It
Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education
Although there’s some disagreement as to whether distance education is more susceptible to academic dishonesty than other forms of instruction, what isn’t up for debate is the fact that for as long as there’s been exams, there’s been cheating on exams. The online environment simply opens up a different set of challenges that aren’t typically seen in traditional face-to-face courses.
If you teach online or manage the distance education program for your school, the issue of academic integrity is always top of mind. This free report features nine articles from Distance Education Report that will give you the latest techniques and technologies for mitigating cheating and other unethical behaviors in your online courses.
Ask most people who don’t teach online about the likelihood of academic dishonesty in an online class and you will likely hear concerns about the many ways that students could misrepresent themselves online.
Indeed, concerns about the lack of face-to-face faculty-student interactions have forced online education providers to continuously examine their programs and develop sophisticated approaches to ensure the integrity of their academic programs. As a result, some believe that distance education has done more to align pedagogy, assessments, and learning objectives than many traditional post-secondary programs.
You can read about many of them here in Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education. The 20-page special report features these articles:
- Combating Online Dishonesty with Communities of Integrity
- The New News about Cheating for Distance Educators
- A Problem of Core Values: Academic Integrity in Distance Learning
- Student Authentication: What Are Your Duties Under the HEA Reauthorization?
- 91 Ways to Maintain Academic Integrity in Online Courses
- Remote Proctoring: Key to Secure Exam Administration?
- A Chink in Our Armor: Can Technology Provide a True Online Proctored Exam?
- Practical Tips for Preventing Cheating on Online Exams
- Identity Gift: The Opposite of Identity Theft?
Whether you’re a believer in the honor system, stringent policing or something along the “trust but verify” approach, this report is jam-packed with practical information you can use right away.
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