Cheating in Business Online Learning

ID: 34969 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Martonia Gaskill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States

Thursday, March 8 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Location: Creekside I View on map

Presider: Mike Charles, Pacific University, United States

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to address the issue of digital cheating in business online courses at a major Midwestern research university. Academic dishonesty, particularly digital forms of cheating has become a topic of scholarly research and is considered a serious and growing problem in the academic setting. The exponential growth of online education has brought the challenge of ensuring the security and integrity of online learning. This research investigates reasons why business students cheat in online courses, how they cheat and their perceptions towards digital cheating. This research also will attempt to provide business faculty, administrators and instructional designers engaged in online learning with insights on digital cheating from students’ perspective, strategies to minimize cheating, and the role of assessment practices on cheating. Practical implications for researchers and online business education will be discussed.

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