Online Learning Update

February 26, 2021

Vaccinate Against Cheating With Authentic Assessment

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 10:52 am

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

While the students who turn to cheating would seem to be too lazy, busy or unable to learn the assigned material, one can often also say that faculty members may be too lazy, busy or unable to design custom assessments that are relevant, unique and promote creative/critical thinking. The “objective” test is founded in the realities of life prior to the 21st century. Well-formed assessments should be the pinnacle of the course. There is no shortcut to demonstrating that you can apply what you have learned to a unique, newly shared situation. It is authentic. It is only fair to the students to give them this opportunity before they leave the class and attempt to apply their skills and knowledge in society.

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