How Students Cheat with Technology

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.

Typically I would create a video to accompany this Technology Tuesday session, but a few faculty asked that I not share techniques that unethical students might abuse (DePaul faculty can get in touch for a secure link to a streamed video presentation and handouts). Instead, here are some resources that might be of help to faculty.


The New Cheating Economy
August 2016 article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Smartwatches that allow pupils to 'cheat' in exams for sale on Amazon
March 2016 article from The Independent

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 Vs. Spy: Casinos Can’t See The Cameras Hidden Up Gamblers’ Sleeves
2011 article from Popular Science

Academic Dishonesty in Graduate Business Programs
McCabe, Donald L., Kenneth D. Butterfield, and Linda Klebe Treviño. "Academic Dishonesty in Graduate Business Programs: Prevalence, Causes, and Proposed Action." Academy of Management Learning & Education 5.3 (2006): 294-305. Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 30 Aug. 2011.

Point, Click & Cheat
Stuber-McEwen D, Wiseley P, Hoggatt S. Point, Click, and Cheat: Frequency and Type of Academic Dishonesty in the Virtual Classroom. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration [serial online]. September 1, 2009

The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' papers tells his story
2010 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education