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Cheating In An Online Environment

Innovative Educators is offering a webinar on “Cheating In An Online Environment: How To Prevent, Detect & Deter Dishonesty” on the 18th November, 2014. As part of their email advertising, Innovative Educators has assembled some freed resources. I think these are worthy of sharing:

Cheating In Online Courses: The Student Definition

“One of the barriers to faculty acceptance of online teaching and learning is a concern about cheating and the quality of the learning experience. This paper reports the findings of a descriptive survey focused on the students’ definition of cheating in the online learn- ing environment.”

Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech
June 2012 article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Tips to Reduce the Impact of Cheating in Online Assessment
From the Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog.

Three Actors that Contribute to Student Success in Online Courses: The Institution, Instructor and Student
Debbie Morrison’s Online Learning Insights (OLI)

For Some Students, Customized Online Learning Is Best
September 2014 article from the Times of San Diego

Spy Watch

Below is a YouTube video that describes the basic functionality of a spy watch that covertly records video and takes still photographs. This is one of the gadgets that I will be demonstrating at this month’s Technology Tuesdays.


Tech Tuesdays: How Students Cheat with Technology

Tech Tuesday

The next Technology Tuesdays session will take place on the 30th August from 10-11 a.m. in DPC 7406 (seventh floor of the DePaul Center)

Technology can be a boon to educators, extending the reach and productivity of effective professors. However, there are various technological solutions that can be abused by students to cheat on assignments and high-stakes testing. In this engaging and hands-on session you will be introduced to some of the gadgets, websites and software that can be used by the less-than-ethical students. Methods that professors can use to protect the integrity of their teaching will be presented.

Some of the examples presented include:

  • “Spy” pens and wristwatches with hidden cameras and microphones
  • Software and website that creates corrupt Office documents
  • Sites where students pay others to write papers
  • How Desire2Learn can highlight examples of plagiarism.
  • How online exams can be secured

For more information, and to RSVP please visit this page.


Is the Cheating Risk Always Higher in Online Instruction Compared to Face-to-Face Instruction?

Jan Costenbader send me an interesting link:

Is the Cheating Risk Always Higher in Online Instruction Compared to Face-to-Face Instruction?

Well worth a read.....
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