Is the Cheating Risk Always Higher in Online Instruction Compared to Face-to-Face Instruction?
This article analyzes the exposure to cheating risk of online courses relative to face-to-face courses at a single institution. For our sample of 20 online courses we report that the cheating risk is higher than for equivalent face-to-face courses because of reliance on un-proctored multiple choice exams. We conclude that the combination of a proctored final exam, and strategic use cheating deterrents in the administration of un-proctored multiple choice exams, would significantly reduce the cheating risk differential without substantially altering the assessment design of online instruction.
|Date of creation:||Apr 2008|
|Date of revision:||Sep 2010|
|Publication status:||Published in Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, vol. 13, no. 3, Fall 2010|
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