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This Week in Cheating: Targeting Students through Facebook

Greetings Protectors of Academic Integrity and Proctoring, We are back with a brand new “This Week in Cheating”. This week we see a service that goes right after online classes and online proctoring. Last night I was scrolling through The Facebook and came across a sponsored ad. Facebook’s sponsored ads are really quite sophisticated. As a marketer, […]

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Majority of Students Admit to Cheating in College

Want to see a magic trick? OK, follow along. I can predict with extreme accuracy whether or not you cheated in college. Regardless of once, twice, or for all 4 years. It doesn’t matter if it was one assignment with a smidgen of plagiarism, a little eye-wandering on the big test, or full-blown stealing the […]

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This week in Cheating: Stranger than Fiction

Apparently in the revelry following the New Zealand All Blacks win in the Rugby World Cup, some overly excited student at Auckland based Avondale College circulated a hoax letter describing a new cheating deterrent. Deterrence is a big deal for us academic integrity folks. It’s like a no-harm/no-foul pre-emptive strike where everyone can test happily. […]

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This Week in Cheating: Go To Jail

So if I understand this article correctly (click here), in China there is an exam you take in high school that determines your future education potential and career opportunities. It doesn’t get much more “high stakes” than that.  Where there are high stakes exams you’ll inevitably find cheaters, just like how autumn brings out every […]

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Are You Fit for Online Testing? Take the Quiz!

My goodness are there lots of variables to consider before taking online classes! Primarily, am I a good fit for online testing? To help you answer this, we made a fun little quiz. It’s only 5 questions and it’s not graded. Good Luck! [qzzr quiz=”106207″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

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NCTA 2015 Presentation Preview

The National College Testing Association Conference (NCTA 2015) in St. Pete, Florida is less than a week away and I can barley contain my excitement! Not just because it’s a great conference, not just because I get to see a bunch of my friends from different schools, not just because I get to go back […]

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Packing List, NCTA 2015

Greetings Test Lovers, If you are like me, and you live for academic integrity, nothing makes you happier than getting together with several hundred academics and university staff to discuss testing. Next week I’ll be travelling to the greatest state in the union, Florida: where the sun is always shining and the people are all […]

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Comedy and Academic Integrity?

Improv! You have seen it on the television show, Saturday Night Live, and probably at your local comedy club. But can you incorporate it in your classroom? To find out, I attended the online webcast, “Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity” during Turnitin’s Plagiarism Education Week. The webcast, led by Teddi Fishman, the […]

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This Week in Cheating: Pearson Social Media Question Leaks

Kids these days, huh? There is a whole rigmarole over news that students are sharing questions to the multi-state-wide PARCC test on social media. That’s the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers by Pearson. The test has some pretty serious stakes. For example, the teacher’s salary is tied to the performance of […]

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This Week in Cheating: Apple Watch Ban

Full disclosure here, people. I’m an Apple Fan-boy. Big time. I have a MacBook, an iPad, and iPhone, I’ve had an iPod Nano 5th gen for years, heck I even had the Limited Edition U2 iPod in High School. Obviously, I deeply covet the Apple Watch. Even if calling it a watch is like calling […]