Proposal Title

Cheating on Tests: The Adventure Continues

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3612

Start Date

19-2-2019 10:35 AM

End Date

19-2-2019 11:15 AM

Proposal Abstract

According to recent studies, when an exam is administered at a post-secondary institution in North America, approximately one in five students may be cheating during the exam. Although the most common methods of cheating are traditional, such as copying from another student or using cheat sheets, technology has introduced a more advanced cheating medium. Since cheating undermines the validity of the assessment, it is critical faculty and staff are aware of the culture of cheating and how best to deal with. In this session, the presenter will provide an overview of cheating in higher education and why some, but not all students cheat. An outline of the most common ways in which students cheat, along with some high tech and unusual cheating methods will also be presented. Finally, some solutions to prevent cheating will also be shared with the audience. During the presentation, participants will be encouraged to share their stories of cheating and any solutions they have to offer.

Statement

Assessing learning is a vital component of teaching. Exams are one of the most common tools used to do this, but cheating has and continues to compromise their validity. Thus, it is important faculty and staff to be aware of this issue and how best to do deal with it.

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Feb 19th, 10:35 AM Feb 19th, 11:15 AM

Cheating on Tests: The Adventure Continues

OM 3612

According to recent studies, when an exam is administered at a post-secondary institution in North America, approximately one in five students may be cheating during the exam. Although the most common methods of cheating are traditional, such as copying from another student or using cheat sheets, technology has introduced a more advanced cheating medium. Since cheating undermines the validity of the assessment, it is critical faculty and staff are aware of the culture of cheating and how best to deal with. In this session, the presenter will provide an overview of cheating in higher education and why some, but not all students cheat. An outline of the most common ways in which students cheat, along with some high tech and unusual cheating methods will also be presented. Finally, some solutions to prevent cheating will also be shared with the audience. During the presentation, participants will be encouraged to share their stories of cheating and any solutions they have to offer.