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Academic Integrity



Academic Integrity in the 21st century entails much more than the requisite battle against plagiarism.

Academic Integrity in the 21st century entails much more than the requisite battle against plagiarism.



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  • Encouraging Academic Integrity online learning. `
  • With Thanks... Alec Couros; Michael Wesch; Lawrence Lessig; John Krutsch; Suzanne Riverin; and Empowering Online Learning’ by Curtis Bonk and Ke Zhang, 2008
  • Do Kids Cheat?
  • “Academic Integrity is much more than a battle against plagiarism.” Rodd Lucier
  • Photo Credit: Mr. Stein
  • Photo Credit: Kelly Chan Photo Credit: Robert France
  • Game Cheats Screen Capture by Dave Child
  • Facebook at Ryerson
  • Remix Generation
  • What is Cheating?
  • Why do Students Cheat?
  • How do Students Cheat?
  • Common Excuses “the dog ate my homework... then he died” model organization for your students be skeptical, but try not to be cynical...
  • Blame the Technology “I sent it...” “The file is corrupt” “I have a virus... on my computer” “I pressed submit...?!”
  • Dishonest Collaboration share/recycle/distribute work re-use past assignments use ideas without crediting sources
  • Extreme Cheating text messaging... iPod content upload... hacking into networks/systems
  • Creative Commons Educators can model appropriate use of content We can teach learners to license their work
  • How do Students Cheat?
  • “Academic integrity is all about... ATTRIBUTION.” Alec Couros
  • See the Work Being Done How do online learners “do the work in class”? Proctored exams Performance Assessment
  • Let Them Show What They Know photo credit: ccarlstead
  • Alternative Assessment More than written tests! (oral exams?!) Break up assignments over time. (e.g., Google Docs, Wikis...) Ensure tasks are relevant for your students. (youth culture; urban/rural; unique family experiences...) Teach students to create electronic portfolios. Provide opportunities for CHOICE. Differentiate by use of keywords; initials; experiences.
  • Un-Cheatable Tasks Design tasks that provide differentiated opportunities for students to “show what they know”. Rodd Lucier
  • Auditory Learners Photo Credit: Rob
  • Verbal / Auditory Learners
  • Verbal / Auditory Learners FAQs, Announcements, ‘Scenario-driven activities’ WebQuests and Rich Performance Tasks Podcasts Synchronous ‘live’ discussions / presentations Guest experts Use of chats for online quiz to demo understanding (a more dynamic assessment)
  • Visual Learners Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk
  • Visual Learners
  • Visual Learners students form their own visual depictions and representations of the content; concept maps to summarize key points and learnings; comparison and contrast matrix; Venn diagram; flowchart; virtual tours; graphical elements enhance navigation; students explore video clips (concepts, procedures, and skills); adventure blogs and animations provide current and interactive news stories;
  • Observational / Reflective Learners Photo Credit: Children at Risk Foundation
  • Observational / Reflective Learners
  • Observational / Reflective Learners Opportunities unique to online learning... time to reflect Asynchronous forums In depth discussions for critical thinking and synthesis Students create online resource libraries (Delicious) Blogs... with key friends? Mock trials; Debates; Role Play discussions POV reflection papers Comments and annotations from peers, team-mates, experts Interviews, consultation with mentors/experts
  • Kinesthetic Learners Photo Credit: Jolantis
  • Kinesthetic Learners
  • Kinesthetic Learners The creation of multi-media products; Mock trials; Debates; Role Play discussions; Treasure Hunts; Collecting and analyzing real world data;
  • “If your students can cheat on you, then you deserve it!” David Wiley, Ph.D. Utah State University