L. Brymer

The presentation will demonstrate how educators can prevent cheating, ensure the academic integrity of distance learning programs, and advance policies designed to reduce incidents of dishonesty online using a number of strategies. The presenter will also share industry research and best practices.

As students navigate through a plethora of available resources, plagiarism and academic dishonesty continue to be major problems in academia. In an effort to curb or redefine academic dishonesty, some instructors tailor their online exams so that outside resources are permitted, thus weakening the integrity and lowering the educational standards of their exams.

Most plagiarism comes from social networking sites, Wikipedia and other online resources where students can collaborate and share work from previous classes. Approaches such as strategic exam design and online proctoring can help minimize some of these factors and ensure academic integrity.

Attendees can expect to learn:
• The differences between identity authentication and attendance verification
• How to employ antiplagiarism
• The major sources of online plagiarism
• Ways to develop secure exam structures
• Key elements to creation of a culture of academic integrity among administrators,
students and faculty members
• How to tighten proctoring requirements
• The benefits of creating large test banks
• The importance of limiting or eliminating “slippery slope” exams