Category Archives: cheating

“We need a hero!” How Contract Cheating Works

“We need a hero!” is a recurring subject line in emails I receive from a popular contract cheating provider. In these emails, they beg me to become a “hero” by uploading my “study resources” to help others or by becoming a “tutor” to fulfill customer requests such as writing their “essay on relation between success […]

Attacking Exam Cheating and Instilling Academic Integrity in Students

I have always enjoyed the “Spy vs. Spy” section of Mad Magazine. If you are not familiar with it check out this animated version.  In the wordless comic strip two spies battle it out against each other. The spies are identical except for one is dressed in black and the other in white. The comic strip […]

WCET, OLC, & UPCEA Partner on Higher Ed Act for the 21st Century Learner

WCET partners with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in creating a unified voice on pending federal regulations for today’s higher education students. By working together, we can have more impact on the process. We also avoid having competing priorities or contradictory recommendations. Today, we release a […]

Empowering Practices: 3 Steps You Can Take Now To Improve Academic Integrity

Today we welcome academic integrity expert Tricia Bertam Gallant, Outreach Coordinator at the International Center on Integrity, who will share with us how they are helping institutions employ academic integrity best practices.  The “Trusted Seal of Integrity” should help us combat issues like those addressed in this December 30 article.  Tricia and her team are making […]

Originality Matters: Making Academic Integrity a Teachable Moment

February 20, 2014 If not handled well, accusations of cheating or plagiarism, could have a huge impact on a student’s academic journey.  We welcome Dr. Michelle Warn, Program Chair, Masters in Teaching and Learning with Technology at Ashford University, to share with us how she and her colleagues make academic integrity a teachable moment for students…and perhaps […]

WCET Predictions for 2014 Focus on Academic Quality and Student Needs

We asked you to: “Predict something that will happen this year regarding teaching, learning, technology, business of e-learning, policy, regulations, student behavior, or other related items.” Not surprising of our followers, the bulk of the focus is on academic issues such as quality, accreditation, competency-based education, and academic integrity.  There are also several predictions around […]

E-learning Predictions for 2013: Will Institutions Be Turned Upside Down?

A few weeks ago we asked you to: “Predict something that will happen this year regarding teaching, learning, technology, business of e-learning, policy, regulations, student behavior, or other related items.”  Some people see big changes for higher education.  Will higher ed be changed significantly? Will 2013 see some issue that captures the media hype that […]

Do you have CLASS?

Game-based learning, gamification and badges are gathering steam across higher education as forms of student engagement and alternative credentialing.  As your cooperative, WCET designed our authentic experience of badges and game-based learning to give our members and friends a way to hands-on wtih these educational practices, not just read about them. “Who’s Got Class?” launched […]

Test Proctoring: An Old Solution to a (Re)Emerging Problem

Today we welcome Peg Wherry, Director of Online Learning at Montana State University, as a guest blogger.  Peg currently leads the WCET Academic Integrity and Student Authentication Subcommittee on Proctoring Practices and Policies and takes this opportunity to share with you their current work. A headline in the New York Times “Education Life” supplement on […]

Dispatch from Denver – Thursday

Hello from the WCET Annual Conference – We are having fun with our friends here in Denver and wanted to share with you some of the thoughts, comments, and things we have learned thus far… On Monday we had record high temperatures followed by 8 inches of snow on Wednesday, which prompted the comment:  “Two […]