Infographic: Can cheating be curbed in online courses?
Ever since the inception of online learning, cheating has been a primary concern. Removed from the watchful eye of an instructor or other proctor, would students be more inclined to academic dishonesty?
An infographic recently released by Online Schools Center — a resource aimed at providing quality information to students who would prefer an online education to brick-and-mortar — addresses that question, defining what academic dishonesty is and detailing a bevy of statistics from sources including The New York Times, U.S. News, and Huffington Post.
For example, the percentage of students who have cheated is about the same, around 32-33%, for students in both online and face-to-face courses, according to responses from a study of 635 graduate and undergraduate students. However, 5% reported being caught in the act in a traditional class, compared to 2% online — a figure that can be inferred as a result of difficulties in monitoring online exams.
For more stats, including a rundown of what is and isn't working in combating cheating in online courses, check out the infographic below! And feel free to share your thoughts on Twitter @EducationDive.
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