Recently, Dr. Sherry Jimenez, Associate Dean of Educational Assessment and Interprofessional Education at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, presented her webinar entitled, “When a Closer Look at Collusion Becomes Necessary” which focused on the following information:
- The “Fraud Triangle” (opportunity, rationalization, pressure) are the major contributors to academic dishonesty
- Technology has played a large role in safeguarding the school against cheating
- Technology has provided a tracking mechanism with which to investigate potential collusion
A secure, and fair testing environment is important piece of the assessment process. Dealing with academic dishonesty and student collusion is something that no one relishes. However, technology can play an important role in recognizing and safeguarding against it. As educators begin to utilize more and more technology as tools to help with teaching and learning, so too can these tools be used to help identify and prevent collusion.
Even though we don’t like to think or talk about it, academic dishonesty is something that we, as educators, must account for when producing out testing process. – Dr. Sherry Jimenez, Associate Dean of Educational Assessment and Interprofessional Education at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The full version of Dr. Jimenez’s webinar can be viewed here.