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Presented by Jeff Barbee Common Thoughts Online courses are much easier to cheat in Cheating happens much more often in online courses They have little interaction with the instructor Students often do not value ID: 530956 Download Presentation


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Online Classes and Cheating

Presented by Jeff BarbeeSlide2

Common Thoughts

Online courses are much easier to cheat in

Cheating happens much more often in



They have little interaction with the instructor

Students often do not value


courses as muchSlide3

Learning Outcomes

Understand the rate of cheating in an online course compared to a face-to-face course

Categorize the type of cheating that occurs in on-line courses

Assess if cheating is occurring in your class

Formulate a plan to reduce, if not eliminate cheating from happeningSlide4

Who Takes Online Courses?

In 2011 the University of Phoenix Enrolled More Than 380,000 Students in Degree Programs

Programs From Associate Through Doctorate; Online, Traditional, or Combination

2.2% Non-Resident Aliens, 18.4% Black, 36.3% White; 68.9% Female

NCES Reported from 2000-2008 an Increase From 8% to 20% of Students Who Enrolled in an Online CourseSlide5

The Future Outlook

A 2011 Survey of Chief Academic Officers Found that 65% View Online Learning as a Critical Part of Long Term StrategySlide6

Student Attitudes

Small Difference in Views When Comparing Face-to-Face with Asynchronous Online Courses

Face-to-Face Usually preferred

Large Drop off Compared to Synchronous Online Courses

Higher Drop Out Rate in Synchronous CoursesSlide7

Why Do Students Cheat?



, and Piotrowski State the “Fraud Triangle” In Their

Research (Pressure, Opportunity, Attitude)

Incentive/Pressure- To Earn A Good Grade

Opportunity- No One Is Watching

Rationalization/Attitude- Gives In To The “Everyone Is Doing It”

Lack of Class Support; I.E. Saturday Night, Finishing the WorkSlide8

Your Cheating Ways



Poor Organizational and Time Management Skills

Cheating Being Viewed As “Easy”

The Course Being Difficult

Cheating is Happening in the ClassSlide9

Types of Cheating




Technology Manipulation




Organized Cheating

Knowingly Exchanging Information

Using Past Exams, Tests, or QuizzesSlide11


A student Acts Alone

Uses Work From Another Student Without Permission

Receiving Help When Not AllowedSlide12


Claiming Credit For Work That Is Not Theirs

Copy and Pasting

Making Up A Reference List

Found More Often in Upper-ClassmenSlide13

Technology Manipulation

“Having A Computer Crash”

Unauthorized Internet Usage/Sources; Most Often Found with Under-Classmen

Technology Failure

Intense Tech Savvy StudentSlide14


Students Claim Work That Is Not Theirs

Students Use Someone Else To Complete The Course Work

Outsourcing Slide15

Where do we hear most about these cases?

Recent Chronicle Article

Western Carolina University

Implemented a Fake Course

Invited Students to Cheat

Student Hired a Company to Complete CourseSlide16


Harvard Studies Found Students Register Two Different Accounts

Purposely Fail Assignments to Find The Answers for Other Account

Data of 2 million Students from 115 Courses Used

1% of Students Used This Method

Students Who Had Earned 20 or More Certificates Through These Programs: 25% Cheated This WaySlide17


According to the Chronicle, Last Year, the NCAA Was Investigating 20 cases of Academic Misconduct

18 Cases Were Division I

1 was Division II, 1


as Division III

One Example, Math Professor Logged On Students Account and Helped Students Complete AssignmentsSlide18

The Misconceptions

It is Easier to Cheat in Online Courses

Cheating Happens Much More Often in Online Courses

Online Courses Are Not Personable Slide19

The Truths about Online Courses

No Support of showing that cheating happens in on-line classes more than traditional courses

Studies did not show a clear evidence that it is easier to cheat in an on-line class

Instructors can have a presence in the course

Age Difference and Views On Cheating

Majority of Online Students also Attend Traditional ClassesSlide20

Preventing Cheating

Explain Expectations, Be Clear Of What Is Expected

Avoid Simple Answer Assessments (Yes/No Questions)

Timed Exams

Honesty Statements After Assessment

Open Ended/Higher Level Thinking Questions

Allow/Encourage The Use Of Course Materials

Allow Multiple Attempts

Change Tests Every Few SemestersSlide21

Make The Course Personable

Be Active in the Course

Have an Online Presence

Allowing Students to Communicate in by Written Communication

Promote High Ethical ValuesSlide22

The Syllabus

The value online syllabi cannot be over stated

First and most important document

Sets the tone of the courseSlide23

Tools To Help Catch CheatingSlide24


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