Academic dishonesty is an often discussed topic of teaching. With an increase in distance education, instructors face new concerns related to academic integrity in online testing and assignment completion. Some might argue distance education provides more opportunities than traditional face-to-face instruction. This session will review the research on academic dishonesty in online courses and will identify when and how students cheat. It will follow with strategies for how to discourage academic dishonesty including how to be thoughtful about course design.
1. Identify how, when, and why students cheat online.
2. Consider how course design enables or discourages academic dishonesty.
Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton is the Acting Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Werklund School of Education. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Werklund School of Education Teaching Excellence Award. Her research focuses on academic integrity and plagiarism prevention.
Dr. Meadow Schroeder is an Assistant Professor in the Werklund School of Education. She teaches in the graduate programs in Educational Psychology. Most of her teaching is online and she is the recipient of the University of Calgary 2014 award for Teaching in Online Environments.