Students Will Cheat — So, Deal With It!

Software Secure’s Doug Winneg comments on the recent Chronicle of Higher Education Article “Online Courses Should Always Include Proctored Finals, Economist Warns.

The economics professor’s research demonstrates that students taking online unproctored exams perform better than when they sit for exams before a proctor enforcing the closed-book exam rules. In other words, more students cheat when taking exams unproctored, online at home, shocker! Professor Wachenheim’s research is valuable. Hopefully, more academic institutions will soon acknowledge that without putting a plan in place to address the ease with which online students can cheat, they will damage the integrity of their online programs. Read More

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