Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preventing cheating
“Don’t make cheating easy!”
Organized By: Jason Busbin
Here to Help You!
• “EFC-FCETL” Community Page
972-860-8362 | or | JasonBusbin@dcccd.edu
Basic Computing, Online/Hybrid Learning, &
User Support and Training
Let’s Hear From You
• Share What You’re Doing Currently
• Any Successes or Failures?
• Discussion: What do you think your students are currently doing as far as
No One Cheats, Right?
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We’re Only Talking About Assessments, Right?
• Exams can be the easiest place to do so, BUT
Labs/Assignments (MyMathLab, Aplia, etc)
• So what should you do about it?
Focus on Mastery, Not Performance…
THEN Don’t Make It Easy
• Make the content inviting, collaborative, and give some freedoms to learn
rather than “regurgitate”
Give multiple attempts and average their attempts
Use stories, examples, and specific items from class when creating questions
Develop questions that require reading and interpretation, not just facts
>> You’re the instructors, share your ideas!
Those Common Mistakes I See
• Giving WAY too much time on a quiz (rule is = your attempt time x 3)
• Same questions for every student (randomize at least)
• Not using question sets (even better randomization)
• Content never changes over semesters (passing around past tests)
• Easily “Googleable” questions (change the wording slightly)
• Answer is in the question title (whoopsie!)
• Give answers away while test is still available via feedback (oh no!)
So What Do We Do?
• Review your course using a fake student
• Improve your course design
• Meet with me and/or your peers
• Form a cohort via the community?