Research Area: Academic Dishonesty
[Summary from: JOLT, 2009] Online discussions are an integral part of distance education courses. They provide a means for interaction among students and the instructor about course content as well as an opportunity for students to develop critical thinking skills. A growing number of faculty, however, have expressed concern about plagiarism occurring in online discussions. Rather than instructors policing discussion threads and then engaging in the time-consuming process of documenting occurrences of plagiarism, this paper considers whether it is possible … Continue reading
[Summary from: Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009] The distance that exists between faculty and students through the virtual classroom may contribute to the belief that students enrolled in online classes are more likely to cheat than students enrolled in traditional classroom settings. The prevalence of academic misconduct among students enrolled in online classes was explored. Students (N = 225) were given the Student Academic Dishonesty Survey to determine the frequency and type of academic dishonest behaviors. Results indicated … Continue reading
[Summary from: JOLT, 2009] This paper addresses how one university has partnered with a corporation to work on the verification of online student identity and describes ongoing efforts to best verify online student identity. Through this collaboration, the university seeks to enhance the credibility of its online evaluation process by employing data forensic techniques commonly used by today’s financial services industry. Bailie, J., & Jortberg, M., (2009). Online Learner Authentication: Verifying the Identity of Online Learners, Journal of Online Learning … Continue reading
[Summary from: Journal of Educators Online, 2009] This study is designed to (a) gauge the attitudes of business students toward various issues and behaviors when taking an examination ‘online’ and (b) obtain an estimate of the extent of cheating in traditional versus online coursework from the perspective of college students. The results, based on a sample of 121 undergraduate business students from a university in the South, indicate that respondents felt quite liberal in their views of potentially cheating behaviors … Continue reading
[Summary from: JOLT, 2009] This article addresses the honor system, related university policies, and the recent development of the online version of the Development and Integrity course. This article includes an introduction, a survey of the literature, relevant pedagogical theories, a brief background, an overview of the course design and development, and lessons learned. Roberts, C., & Hai-Jew, S., (2009). Issues of Academic Integrity: An Online Course for Students Addressing Academic Dishonesty , Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5 … Continue reading
[Summary from: JOLT, 2009] This paper provides a case study of the process used to evaluate, adopt, and implement Remote Proctor at a small southern regional university (SSRU). Remote Proctor is a device that verifies the student’s identity through the use of biometric and photographic comparison. Bedford, W., Gregg, J., Clinton, S., (2009). Implementing Technology to Prevent Online Cheating: A Case Study at a Small Southern Regional University, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5 (2).
[Summary from: JOLT, 2009] This paper describes an investigation into beliefs about academic integrity of faculty members who teach both online and on-campus within the University of Texas System, and their opinions regarding differences between the two environments. The research shows that the majority of faculty members surveyed did not believe that there is a difference in cheating between online and on-campus courses. Additionally, this paper shares the results of a project to determine strategies for creating communities of integrity … Continue reading