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Michael London provides examples of creative tactics distance learners use to try to break the rules when taking exams.
Ten years ago, when the U. Department of Education eliminated the 50 percent rule, which barred students who took more than half of their classes online from receiving federal aid, an estimated three million American college students were taking online classes each year. Today, that has nearly doubled, with one in four students enrolled in at least one online course.
As online learning goes mainstream, colleges and universities face an array of well-documented challenges and opportunities.
Can online programs help higher education make good on its promise to working adults and other nontraditional learners? How can we balance scale with quality to improve not just access, but also completion rates?
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And, of course, how can we ensure integrity in an increasingly fragmented system of learners, taking courses -- and tests -- on a multiplicity of devices and formats? After all, research suggests that most students hold the perception that it is easier to cheat in an online course than in a traditional one. That may not be the case.
And when it comes to working around the system, test takers show no shortage of creativity. Despite advances in online learning, some aspiring cheaters still prefer taking a more traditional route to getting caught. Even automated solutions now incorporate facial recognition and detection technology that not only verifies student identities, but can detect when test takers leave the area or turn their head for a certain amount of time, flagging potential concerns for faculty.
5 ways to cheat on online exams
One student held his cell phone up to his computer screen in order to take pictures of the exam. He had apparently forgotten that webcams go both ways.
Of course, there are other ways to take a screenshot without pulling out a camera -- but those would-be cheaters are out of luck, too. Keystroke analysis allows proctors to detect irregularities as students type. Some students use furniture to provide cover -- closets, desks and beds can all act as shelter for cheaters looking to game the system.
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When it comes to the most versatile piece of decor, however, blinds might top the list. One student enlisted the support of a friend who whispered answers while hiding behind the blinds.
High-quality audio detection in both live and automated proctoring can alert proctors to suspicious sounds. Others go it alone: one student taped the answers to clear vinyl blinds in the room. Unfortunately for him, before each exam, students must show proctors around their test-taking environment to make sure nothing escapes their notice. Students also try to take advantage of technology to stay one step ahead.
One used a Bluetooth heet to relay information back and forth to a friend in another room. Unfortunately, webcam technology has developed as well -- and the proctor immediately spotted the device. When asked if he had anything in his ear, the student not-so-discreetly dropped the heet on the floor like it was never there.
Not quite smooth enough. For every new online exam proctoring technology, students will be hard at work finding new ways to get around the rules.
But for all their inventiveness, the examples above do have something in common: in every case, the cheater was caught. We may never run out of stories to tell about the creativity of cheaters taking online exams. We have retired comments and introduced Letters to the Editor.
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Share your thoughts ». Expand comments Hide comments. View the discussion thread. Advertise About Contact Subscribe. Coronavirus Live Updates - July 20, By Michael London.
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September 20, The Old-School Try Despite advances in online learning, some aspiring cheaters still prefer taking a more traditional route to getting caught. The Cover-Up Some students use furniture to provide cover -- closets, desks and beds can all act as shelter for cheaters looking to game the system.
The Big Listen Students also try to take advantage of technology to stay one step ahead. by Michael London. Founding Director Alan Lightman is pictured on the center right.
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