Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How to stop cheating in online courses

Came across "How to stop cheating in online courses" (by Eric Wignall, 12 September 2011) in the LinkedIn OnLine Professors forum. This seems a sensible approach to the issue (and not just for on-line cheating). Eric says that research shows that students know that cheating is wrong but see it is as unimportant.

Some strategies Eric suggests:

  1. Explain cheating.

  2. Create multiple, high quality assessments.

  3. Create individual assessments.

  4. Give non-graded assessments.

  5. Don’t give assessments.

  6. Do live ‘check-up’ evaluations.

  7. Create an honor code.

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