Educational Technology

June 28, 2014

Think Twice Before Cheating in Online Courses

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:10 pm

By Devon Haynie, US News

Instructors can rattle off a number of reasons why online students should think twice about cheating: they learn less, they cheapen their credential and in some cases, they even get caught. Instructors use webcam proctoring, among other methods, to cut down on cheating in online classes. Still, the message falls on deaf ears. “A lot of people cheat a little,” says David Pritchard, a physics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has studied academic dishonesty. “There’s also a few people who cheat a lot.”

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