Educational Technology

June 5, 2017

Students School Us on Cheating Online Courses

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Mario Koran, Voice of San Diego

Googling answers in real time as you take a test. Letting online lectures play on mute while you watch a movie instead. Typing in random letters and numbers as answers and receiving credit. Those are all moves students and educators told me happen regularly in San Diego Unified’s online credit recovery courses. On a recent visit to East Village High School, I even watched some of them do it. There, I saw students Google quiz questions from their online courses and pull up websites where other students have uploaded answers. I saw one student type gobbledygook where short answers were supposed to go – and watched as the computer marked the answer as complete. And I talked with students who said everybody is doing it – whether it’s an online course offered by San Diego Unified or a charter school that offers similar online classes.

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