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Avoid Plagiarism In The Online Classroom: Shifting From Punishment To Prevention
August 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Format: Teleconference Webinar
Registration Due: July 22, 2023
Registration Fee: $220.00
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Date: August 26, 2023
Academic dishonesty is a concern in all learning environments, and issues with student cheating are intensified in the online classroom’s unique context. Not only do educators face increased barriers ensuring the student’s identity completing each assignment, but they also struggle with the widespread availability of information (including test questions, papers, and completed assignments) on the Internet that challenge the validity of traditional assessments. To reduce student cheating in the online classroom, faculty need to shift their focus from prosecution to prevention. Educators must create a learning environment and assignments that simultaneously reduce motivation to cheat while making cheating more difficult. This webinar examines the use of a distributed assessment format (integrating formative assessment, student support, and feedback) that reduces reliance on high-stakes assessment and the subsequent pressure to cheat. In this session, we will also explore concrete ideas for designing engaging assignments that are not amenable to copy/paste (or Internet look-up) and ensure that students are actively completing assessment activities.
- Adapt traditional multiple-choice questions to be less amenable to cheating
- Create assignments and assessments with learning objectives
- Create a course structure that reduces motivation to cheat via increased formative assessment, student support and distributed grading
- Examine how to reduce cheating via assignment menus, dynamic assignments, and student choice
- Explore options for using multimedia assessments and alternative assignment formats
- Shift their approach to academic honesty from prosecution to prevention
- Understand the importance of establishing clear expectations for student performance
Who should attend?
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Advising/Career Services/Counselors
- Deans/Department Chairs/Principals
- Developmental Educators
- Faculty (full and part-time)/First-Year Experience Coordinators
- Learning Resource Centers/Tutors
- Student Affairs/Two and Four Year Higher Educational Institutions