Detecting and preventing college cheating in the electronic age
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 14

Detecting and Preventing College Cheating in the Electronic Age PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 45 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Detecting and Preventing College Cheating in the Electronic Age. Drs. Bud Banis and Jennifer Siciliani Presented At the University of Missouri-St Louis 3 rd Annual Conference on Teaching & Technology October 29, 2004. Cheating is ubiquitous:. Steroids in professional sports

Download Presentation

Detecting and Preventing College Cheating in the Electronic Age

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Detecting and preventing college cheating in the electronic age

Detecting and Preventing College Cheating in the Electronic Age

Drs. Bud Banis

and Jennifer Siciliani

Presented

At the University of Missouri-St Louis

3rd Annual Conference on Teaching & Technology

October 29, 2004


Cheating is ubiquitous

Cheating is ubiquitous:

  • Steroids in professional sports

  • Shoddy work for fair pay

  • Poor pay for quality work

  • Sales of property with hidden defects

  • Used cars

  • Behavior at traffic merges

  • Marital infidelity

  • Political campaign promises, broken

  • Unearned credentials (i.e. college diplomas)


Thoughts that tend to be associated with the decision to cheat

Thoughts that tend to be associated with the decision to cheat

  • If cheating were wrong, then it wouldn’t be so easy

  • The rules are unfair; no one could possibly adhere to them

  • No one could possibly do this much work without “help”

  • The professor doesn't care

  • It probably won't be detected

  • The professor is an incorrigible, pompous buffoon

  • Everyone else is cheating

  • If I don't cheat too, I will lose

  • Everybody cheats/lies!


The psychology of cheating

The Psychology of Cheating

  • The Fallacy of the Commons

    Each English village set aside a central grazing area (the "commons") with enough space and grazing resources to allow each villager to graze one cow. Nearly every person tried to sneak in an extra animal for grazing. Their rationale – my grazing one extra cow can’t hurt the land and affect the outcome. It’s only one more cow.


The psychology of cheating1

The Psychology of Cheating

  • The Fallacy of the Commons

    The problem – all villagers thought the same thing and the land became barren for the whole village. Everyone tried to cheat, forgetting that their cheating had a cumulative effect – when added to the cheating of all others – that resulted in nothing for anyone.


But cheating is self defeating

But… cheating is self-defeating

  • Cheating can be described through game theory and the prisoner's dilemma model:

    • People who drive up the shoulder and cut in cause traffic jams

    • People who do lousy work will be paid what they are worth

    • Companies who offer lousy pay will get what they pay for

    • Free-riders on team projects will end up on inferior teams

    • A degree from a second-rate university will be inferior


How do we as teachers teach the lesson early

How do we, as teachers, teach the lesson early?

  • Clearly define cheating to students with several examples

  • Explain that avoiding cheating is an active (not passive) process

  • Help students to know and understand the Student Code of Conduct and how it relates to their work at the university

  • Show that you care and that you are watching

  • Be open about controls in place (smile * you’re on camera)

  • Reward honesty

  • Define and encourage transparency


How do we as teachers teach the lesson early1

How do we, as teachers, teach the lesson early?

  • Provide a learning environment in which students can ask questions about work expected, especially when they feel totally lost concerning work to be due (this can lead to desperation that in turn, leads to cheating)

  • Be reasonable in workload expectations

  • Be fair in assessments and grading

  • Don't make rules you can't enforce

  • Prosecute transgressions consistently and fairly

  • Incorporate lessons on ethics and cheating in the curriculum


Incorporate lessons on ethics and cheating in the curriculum

Incorporate lessons on ethics and cheating in the curriculum

Examples:

Game theory examples above

Incentives and the decision to cheat

What the students think about cheating

Coverage of the university procedures for dealing with academic dishonesty and indiscretions


It might help to add an affirmation for the noncheating student to sign

It might help to add an affirmation for the noncheating student to sign

Acknowledging that perjury may be a prosecutable criminal offense, I swear under penalty of law, that I have not and will not give or receive any unauthorized assistance on this exam (assignment, paper, etc.).

Name:

Student number:


Detecting and preventing cheating in the electronic age

Detecting and Preventing Cheating in the Electronic Age:

  • Cheating may be easier, but detection is easier as well:

    • Plagiarism and Google

    • Different versions of exams (random questions, different numbers)

    • Coincidence scores

    • Paper checking services online

    • Electronic surveillance during exams

    • Electronic sleuthing


Example of electronic sleuthing

Example of Electronic sleuthing

  • Statistics problems incorporating student numbers

  • Detecting dissonant results

  • Back calculating to the source of the solution


Back calculating to the source of the solution

Back calculating to the source of the solution

  • Sensitivity analysis and EXCEL Table Tool

  • Back calculations with EXCEL Solver

  • Find these videos and more at collegecheating.com and collegecheating.net


War stories and discussion

War Stories and Discussion

  • We all have them! Sharing these with others and hearing others’ experiences will help you to:

    • Handle cheating when it happens in your classroom

    • Find support and peers’ advice for dealing with situations as they happen

    • Understand and be aware of various forms of cheating


  • Login