Cheating has become a concern in remote teaching. Host Kevin Patton discusses some approaches and best practices for preventing cheating, detecting cheating, and prosecuting cheating.
- 00:52 | The Cheater
- 04:00 | Academic Integrity
- 20:26 | Sponsored by AAA
- 21:54 | Consequences
- 32:22 | Sponsored by HAPI
- 33:20 | Remote Cheating
- 42:50 | Sponsored by HAPS
- 43:41 | Advanced Anti-Cheating
- 51:34 | Staying Connected
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Look out for the Cheater. He's gonna build you up just to let you down …Tough luck for the cheater. Too bad for the fool-hearted clown. (John Krenski)
Cheating in remote tests and other online work has become a topic of discussion in higher education recently. Here's an intro to the topic—and to this episode.
- Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25
- An ed-tech specialist spoke out about remote testing software — and now he’s being sued | Faculty, staff, and students say they’ve had enough (online article) my-ap.us/3n1bOB6
One way to approach "the cheating issue" in our courses is to promote a culture of academic honesty from the start. But how do we do that? Kevin shares some practical tips you can use for a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining a culture of professional and academic integrity in your A&P courses (or any courses, really).
- What the Best College Teachers Do (the Ken Bain book mentioned in this episode)
- The Syllabus Episode (mentioned several times in this podcast)
- Academic Integrity (A special topic page at The A&P Professor website; includes additional information and links to resources)
- Why be honest? (about academic integrity; for students)
- Kevin’s Academic Integrity statement (This is a statement I have used in my course syllabi. You are welcome to adapt it according to your own course and institution’s needs. It’s an example to get you thinking about actively promoting honesty.)
- Kevin’ Academic Integrity Case Study handout/activity (This document is an example of an in-class activity that I use to promote discussion of academic integrity. It’s a handout used for small group discussions. You can adapt it to fit your needs, per the attribution/share-alike license enclosed in the document.)
- Frank O'Neill @growgraymatter (Turn on your "Frank O'Neill filter.")
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Even though we should empathize with students in how we handle cheating, compassion dictates that we also hold them accountable.
- Using Media in Our A&P Course – Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28
- Using copyrightable materials in teaching (Some good practical advice from the University of Minnesota Libraries. But ask your own librarians for help. And don't forget, I've got an upcoming episode with an expert!)
- Testing as Teaching (this seminar at The A&P Professor website shows you how I use Respondus test editor, one of many available test editors that can also easily produce multiple versions of a test)
- Caring for Students Helps Them Succeed (the episode where I focused on "that empathy thing")
- Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It (a book you might find to be helpful)
Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
In the era of pandemic teaching and post-pandemic teaching, how can we best prevent cheating? Kevin has some ideas. And they're not new.
- Spaced Retrieval Practice | Episode 1
- Revisiting Retrieval Practice | Episode 68
- Teaching: Why (Some) Professors Are So Worried About Cheating (Supiano article mentioned in this segment) my-ap.us/2GE1lfm
- With No Study Buddies, More College Students Turn to Cheating (online article) my-ap.us/36aqHtX
- Examination cheating: Risks to the quality and integrity of higher education (journal article) my-ap.us/2IdqA8T
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Perhaps we can use the effective security strategy of misdirection as we try to manage cheating in our course.. And also look at student work inside and out for signs of academic dishonesty, including Rogeting.
- Anti-Plagiarism Checker vs Rogeting - How do they work? How Plagiarism Detection Sofware and Rogeting tools actually work and what can you use to check if you're dealing with original work or not (online article) my-ap.us/352rvll
- Rogeting: why 'sinister buttocks' are creeping into students' essays (news article) my-ap.us/354VJEg
- 10 Free Anti-Plagiarism Detection Checker software tools | A list of 10 free plagiarism detection tools, applications and web-based solutions that can help you check if you're dealing with original work or not
(online article) my-ap.us/3k94GR8
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