Abstract: Online Education is growing as it provides an added convenience to students, especially ones who have life circumstances that prevent them from attending traditional classes. With this growing trend, faculty and universities are facing increased risks with validating student identities in online courses and combatting unethical student behavior. This exploratory study of 75 faculty members will assess will faculty perceptions of academic dishonesty specific to validating student identities along with discussing techniques used to combat academic dishonesty. Additionally, it is important to understand how faculty perceptions correlate with demographic characteristics and their experiences in order for administrators and universities to effectively develop techniques to mitigate the risks associated with academic dishonesty in online courses.
Keywords: Distance learning, online learning, academic integrity, Student Verification
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Recommended Citation: Paullet, K., Chawdhry, A., Douglas, D., Pinchot, J. (2016). Assessing Faculty Perceptions and Techniques to Combat Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses. Information Systems Education Journal, 14(4) pp 45-53. http://isedj.org/2016-14/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2015)