The Pros And Cons Of Online Cheating

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When students receive a high grade from the given assesment, does that mean that they’ve studied well for the exam or did they find an alternative to have a high grade? This question is becoming more and more important as online distance-learning programs become popular. While traditional paper-and-pencil schoolwork of students can be done in distance-learning programs, it is engaging to think that technology can both teach material and gauge learning. Traditional schoolworks also requires cost, the time of human proctors, care in control of the assessment materials before and after administration, and grading effort, all of which are simplified in online assessment. But can we trust the results? Neil C. Rowe states in his research that unfortunately, unfortunately we cannot trust the result. Everybody lies at one time or another (Ford, 1996), and cheating is common in education . (Cheating also has been observed to increase as the capacity (information per second) of the communications channel between assessor and assessee decreases; that is, people who feel more "far-off" cheat more (George and Carlson, 1999; Burgoon et al, 2003). Online assessment has a narrower capacity than…show more content…
Probably the most serious problem with online assessment is confirming that the student is in fact who they say they are. They might hire or asked someone that could take the assessment for them They intend to do this because passing the particular course is what’s important for them but not learn. Some wants this system because students will be under pressure, some students perform unfairly poorly under pressure, and this is a good incentive to cheat. On the other hand instructors can easily identify students who really did well and students who are not able to cope with the
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