Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Discouraging Dishonesty

Many who have not taught online wonder how one can discourage dishonesty. There are many strategies that are easy to implement and not costly. A few of the more popular ones are:

  1. Use unique case studies each semester
  2. Require distant students to take exams using a proctor
  3. Phone students (or use VoIP) for an oral exam
  4. Try Turnitin or another anti-plagiarism software tool
  5. Create an honor code for the class
  6. Require annotated bibliographies for final papers

These and many other strategies can help you achieve a greater certainty of integrety than in on campus classes.

UIS has an online test proctoring policy:

There are several online anti-plagiarism tools, including:

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