Assessment in online courses: Some questions and a novel technique
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AbstractAbstract: When students have little to lose and a great deal to gain by cheating, some of them will do so. Students have even less to lose if caught cheating in remote online courses than in face-toface courses, and so are more likely to cheat in online courses. Th is paper describes an electronic ‘watermarking ’ system that we have used to detect a particular form of cheating in remote online exams. Findings from the use of the system raise some disturbing questions about the practice of distance education and education in general.