With the assistance of the Internet and related technologies, students today have many more ways to be academically dishonest than students a generation ago. With more and more Internet based course offerings, the concern is whether cheating will increase as students work and take tests away from the eyes of instructors. While the research on academic dishonesty in general is quite extensive, there is very limited research on student cheating in online courses. This study of 635 undergraduate and graduate students at a medium sized university focused on student cheating behaviors in both types of classes (on-line and face to face), by examining cheating behavior and perceptions of whether on-line or traditional face-to-face classes experienced greater cheating behaviors. (Contains 6 tables.)
Watson, George, and James Sottile. "Cheating in the Digital Age: Do Students Cheat More in Online Courses?" Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration 13.1 (2010): n. pag. Web.
Published in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. The version of record is available online athttp://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring131/watson131.html. Copyright © 2010 the authors. Reprinted with permission.