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Screensharing, Webcams Help Cut Down on MOOC Cheating | Education News

Screensharing, Webcams Help Cut Down on MOOC Cheating | Education News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the things keeping massive online open courses from becoming a standard for college instruction is the fact that there’s no practical means at the moment to make sure that students do their own work instead of getting … (Screensharing,...
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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX raise the stakes for students with increased partnerships with traditional universities and credit-bearing classes, here are five technologies that can help them thwart cheating.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:16 PM

Cheating is pervasive in both face to face and online environments.  I think it's easier to recognize in an online environment where the voice of a student is established in discussion threads.  Ultimately, creating assignments that call for creative and critical thinking and a unique product are the best way to avoid the classic 'answers on the hand' scenarios. 

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How do you stop online students cheating?

How do you stop online students cheating? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the growth of internet courses has come the need to verify the identity of students who could be working from anywhere in the world.
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Instructional Design and Development Blog

Instructional Design and Development Blog | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It’s a question that comes up frequently when working with faculty to design and build their online courses. And it’s a valid one. Academic dishonesty is a longstanding issue in higher education, one colleges and universities take seriously with zero-tolerance policies and severe consequences for offenders. As more courses are offered online or in hybrid formats, instructors’ typical methods of deterring and detecting cheating might seem ineffective.

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An Assignment that Prevents Plagiarism

An Assignment that Prevents Plagiarism | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A qualitative study of plagiarism reported that although students know that plagiarism is wrong, most are quite confused about what actually constitutes plagiarism. The availability of so many online resources has exacerbated the problem.
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New Technologies Aim to Foil Online Course Cheating

New Technologies Aim to Foil Online Course Cheating | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the widening world of classes taught online, new technologies are helping to ensure that students on distant laptops are doing their own work.

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verstelle's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:59 AM

More details about the way Coursera is doing online identification and proctoring of tests.

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MOOC Brigade: Can Online Courses Keep Students from Cheating?

MOOC Brigade: Can Online Courses Keep Students from Cheating? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As more colleges debate whether to give students credit for taking massive open online courses, tech companies are looking into using everything from webcam proctors to retina scans to cut down on cheating...
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Anniston Star - 50 shades of cheating Defining right and wrong in the digital age

Anniston Star - 50 shades of cheating Defining right and wrong in the digital age | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Anniston Star newspaper provides local news, business, sports, events, blogs, videos, podcasts, slideshows and more. Published by Consolidated Publishing Co., which also publishes The Daily Home, The Jacksonville News, The Cleburne News, The St.
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Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

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Are your online students who you really think they are?

One thorny issue for academics (both online K-12 and higher ed) is how to verify the identity of students. On the higher ed side this is important to prevent financial aid fraud, and both K-12 and higher ed want to ensure academic integrity. While the best solution is for instructors to create a sense of community and give many low-stakes assignments rather than fewer high-stakes exams, there is literature suggesting the use of "challenge questions" as an additional tool. Online poctoring is very expensive and can be defeated. Challenge qestions can also be defeated, but believed to be at a lower cost and may be just as effective overall.

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