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:
- Explain cheating.
- Create multiple, high quality assessments.
- Create individual assessments.
- Give non-graded assessments.
- Don’t give assessments.
- Do live ‘check-up’ evaluations.
- Create an honor code.