Mapping of cheat preventing mechanisms between traditional and on-line examination
2014 (English)In: DSV writers hut 2014: proceedings / [ed] Gustaf Juell-Skielse, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University , 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
Preventing cheating in online as well as more traditional examination is important, but achieving zero cheating is hard or impossible without repelling not only cheaters but also those who would not cheat. A zero-tolerance emphasis on cheating shifts the focus from what is being learned to test scores, destroying the intrinsic motivation of learning. Test scores are only meaningful within the education, while the actual learning is what creates meaning outside of the education. What forms of cheat prevention in online examinations are reasonable in relation to traditional examination, without ruining the students' intrinsic motivation? A literature study was conducted. From the discussion of previous research it can be concluded that zero tolerance of cheating in online examination is unrealistic, unnecessary and not required compared to traditional examination. Further, zero tolerance could also ruin the intrinsic motivation of learning. This enables forms of examination such as web camera observation but also dialogue based interaction for examination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University , 2014.
, DSV Report Series, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 14-019
Cheat prevention, On-line examination, Intrinsic motivation, E-learning
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111014ISBN: 978-91-637-7457-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111014DiVA: diva2:773788
DSV writers hut 2014, August 21-22, Åkersberga, Sweden