Online Learning Update

October 31, 2014

Cheating, plagiarism persist as current academic concerns

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Michael Papich, Elon Pendulum

Cheating and plagiarism sit at the top of honor code concerns at Elon University and at most schools. But as the technology around teaching and the professional world change, the need to reassess the climate of unethical behavior arises. “It’s one of the things that’s so basic, we forget to talk about it,” said George Padgett, associate professor of communications. One of the main changes to classrooms in the past few years has been the popularization of online courses. In an environment where a professor and a student cannot see one another, professors have different takes on whether this makes cheating more or less likely.

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