Cheating in Online Exams: How Do We Prevent It?
Cheating in online exams – how serious is it?
- 86% said they cheated at college
- 54% felt that cheating was OK
- 97% of students who said they cheated admitted they had never been caught
- 12% said they would never cheat because its wrong
The value of integrity
Knowing your students
For task types that favour the question and short response format, universities could ask students to record themselves answering verbally. Many language courses already use this technique to assess speaking proficiency. It could work well as long as universities are aware of any Special Educational Needs students may have which may make this challenging. If students can prep notes and re-record once or twice then there will be less of an incentive to give dishonest answers.