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Chronicle of Higher Education

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

Blogging for Faculty - Useful Links

Denise Nitterhouse shared some great links with me after the “Blogging for FacultyTechnology Tuesday session. I thought I would recirculate them here:

Mark Sample, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, asks the question “Are you sick of reading your student's blogs?” to provoke a conversation on the best way of using blogs in the classroom.

He shares his experience of experimenting with structure, rhythms, and roles. Faculty considering blogging will find these approaches very helpful (along with the commentary at the end of the post)

On Inside Higher Ed, Lanny Arvan shares her experience of teaching with students blogs, and anxiety on how FERPA impacts the process. She, like I, suggests that students post anonymously (or at least consider their options carefully before creating a presence in the blogosphere). There are some great links to follow in the article.

Lastly, Bob Jensen at Trinity University has a series of links to explore.

University of Missouri Seeks to Limit Recording of Classroom Lectures

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is very interesting:

“Under a policy change proposed by the University of Missouri, students who want to record classroom lectures would first have to obtain written permission from their professors and classmates, the Associated Press reports. Administrators say the intent is to protect “the sanctity of the classroom,” so students and faculty can freely express their opinions without worrying about their comments’ being posted online. The university was at the center of a controversy last spring after highly edited videos of labor-studies classes were posted online by the conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.”


Clarification on OpenClass

Some interesting clarification from the Chronicle of Higher Education on the relationship between Google and Pearson on OpenClass was published this morning. You can read about it here.
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