Best Practices: Online Cheating and Plagiarism-An Update

ID: 40705 Type: Brief Paper
  1. April T. Reed, Excelsior College, United States

Tuesday, October 22 3:05-3:25 PM

No presider for this session.

Along with many other institutions, our institution is dealing with increased incidences of online cheating and plagiarism. With a completely online college that works primarily with adults returning to complete degrees, these challenges appear to be magnified. These challenges include adult students who may not recognize what is involved in proper citation and how to define the differences between paraphrasing and quoting; dealing with adjunct instructors who may not be completely invested in the College's mission; and course design that lends to increased opportunities for cheating or plagiarism. We have been working this past year on updating our practices, course design and software to ameliorate these issues. This best practices session would explore those challenges, and share ideas and practices used to date by our institution, and feedback that we have received to date from those involved in the process.

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