Countering e-Cheating: Staying One Step Ahead of Perpetrators

The issue of cheating in online assessment has attracted much attention in the recent past due to the increasing popularity of online courses. Despite the advances in online testing and course management, this issue continues to challenge the reliability of online assessment. While a great deal has been written about various forms of e-cheating—such as utilization of unauthorized help, collaborative cheating, and online plagiarism—few educators understand the full extent to which students can manipulate the online environment to their advantage. Sometimes, even the experts in the online assessment industry cannot preempt possible loopholes in existing e-assessment platforms.

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