Issues of academic dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, have always posed challenges in education and other professional environments. Because assessment provides information about what the learner knows and can do, it is critical that the assessment be the original work of the actual learner.
The challenges of plagiarism and cheating are magnified in an online environment because the instructor and the learner are separated by time and space.
How, then, can cheating and plagiarism be prevented or controlled? Are they manageable?
To prepare for this essay, reflect on the Learning Resources and your own experiences with assessment in online environments. Then answer he following
Is it easier to cheat and plagiarize in online environments than in face-to-face environments?
Can cheating and plagiarism be prevented?
What strategies might you use to prevent them?
Write an explanation of the key issues related to cheating and plagiarism in online environments. Then, as an instructor of adult learners, explain what strategies you might use to prevent or minimize cheating and plagiarism in an online environment and how these strategies would do so.