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Online Cheating and Plagiarism – Finding Solutions


Is cheating in online courses an epidemic or overblown? We’ve all heard examples of problems that range from inappropriate collaboration with classmates to purchasing papers online. It’s even an issue in open online courses that don’t result in degrees or credits. What can we all do to encourage honest academic behavior? Whether your perspective is as a student, instructor, or administrator, join us this week to share your ideas.

Thanks to all who voted for this topic via TwtPoll!

This week’s read-aheads:

Dozen’s of Plagiarism Incidents are Reported in Coursera’s Free Online Courses from Jeffrey R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are They Learning or Cheating? Online Teaching’s Dilemma from George Anders, Forbes.com

Rise in Student Plagiarism Cases Attributed to Blurred Lines of Digital World from Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post

Ways to Deter Cheating in Your Online Classes [tutorial] from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Preventing Cheating and Plagiarism – Resources from the University of Michigan Library