Increasing Academic Integrity in Online Courses
Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Online education has opened many doors that didn't exist before...even a few undesirable ones! Although academic technology has increased accessiblity for many people, it has also created a few new ways for students to cheat in their courses. It has been reported that students have paid others to take their courses or exams (relatives may even do it for free), printed off the exam and worked in groups, or even used their books/notes when taking the exam.
Of course, not all exams are high stakes and some quizzes can be used as a learning tool. But when you are giving an exam to test for mastery of a topic, it is important to know that you have the right student in the right environment to get the results you seek.
In this workshop we will explore:
- Strategies for minimizing cheating in an online/hybrid design
- ProctorU--an Online Proctoring tool that gives students an alternative to a campus proctor
- Respondus Monitor -- a recording tool that deters cheating and gives faculty a record to review
- TurnItIn -- a tool to help detect plagarism
- Ideas for student authentication
- Other fun challenges