IT in Educational Management: Can it Support Solution of e-Cheating Problem?

Ryszard Robert Gajewski

Abstract

The paper tries to answer the question – can IT tools help to solve e-cheating problem during the course of information technologies and computer sciences. The scale of e-cheating leads to the situation that dishonest students have better grades than honest ones. None of the simple solutions known from the literature helped to solve that problem, so IT tools were used. The first part of the paper gives a critical review of the literature of the subject. In the second one comparative analysis of results of the two surveys is performed. The first one was based on a survey conducted in United States, the second in Australia. This analysis shows that there are very big cultural differences in students’ attitude to cheating in different countries. The third part presents two software solutions of e-cheating problem investigated during research – monitoring software and safe exam browser. Final remarks are accompanied by raising an open question – will these IT solutions be valuable in the coming decade?
Author Ryszard Robert Gajewski IIB
Ryszard Robert Gajewski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Pages104-113
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Brinda T. (eds.): Stakeholders and Information Technology in Education : IFIP TC 3 International Conference, SaITE 2016, Guimarães, Portugal, July 5-8, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, IFIP advances in information and communication technology, vol. 493, 2016, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-54687-2, 183 p.
Keywords in EnglishCheating, Plagiarism, Collusion, E-learning
DOIDOI:10.1007/978-3-319-54687-2_10
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-54687-2_10
Languageen angielski
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