Prevent students from cheating themselves out of learning
Many instructors agree that detecting and punishing cheating is the worst part of their jobs, and some just give up trying. With the increased need for online courses, cheating incidents have also grown. Our main approach is to prevent cheating whenever possible.
zyBooks integrated tools track student effort and compare programs for similarity. Such tools can be incorporated, even in a fun way, into class time so students see what instructors can detect, thus reducing the temptation to cheat.
This webinar discusses numerous other preventative approaches, including proper scaffolding, breaking large assignments into smaller ones, providing help forums, having a “regret clause” as championed at Harvard, and more.
While there isn’t a fool-proof solution, zyBooks has several features, as well as teaching tips from our professors that can help students stay on track. This webinar will allow you to:
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Presented by Frank Vahid
Frank Vahid is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, since 1994. He is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of zyBooks, which creates web-native interactive learning content to replace college textbooks and homework. His research interests include learning methods to improve college student success especially for CS and STEM freshmen and sophomores, and also embedded systems software and hardware.