We need to talk about online cheating

We need to talk about online cheating.

Reported by EdSurge, with new innovations in AI-written term papers, and a slew of new students learning online, our institutions are going to need to revisit our cheating policies and prevention strategies. For instance, some of the largest players in online education like Western Governors University utilize virtual proctoring, where a live human watches you virtually through a university-supplied web cam pointed at a 45-degree angle to your workspace to monitor your environment while you take your test.

The takeaway? To maintain the value of your credential and what it signifies, while maintaining student privacy, you’re going to need to address and evolve your policies and prevention strategies on cheating.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.