Technology and Academic Integrity: Discouraging Cheating and Enhancing Learning (CTE6786)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Facilitator: Amanda McKenzie (Office of Academic Integrity) and Christine Zaza (Centre for Teaching Excellence)
Location: MC 2036


Whether it is through the use of paper mills, social media, wearable devices, or the internet, technology makes it easy for students to cheat. Technology also enables instructors to identify and discourage cheating and enhance learning. In this session, we will describe how and why students use technology to cheat and how instructors can use technological and non-technological strategies to discourage cheating and improve learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Define contract cheating
  • Describe how students use technology for academic misconduct
  • Identify technological and non-technological strategies that instructors can use to discourage cheating and enhance learning in assignments and assessments


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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1