CONCURRENT SESSION 3C
Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
University of Waikato
A Deal With The Devil? Overcoming The Institutional Threat of Contract Cheating.
An increasing number of students are commissioning assignments from providers online and submitting them as their own work. This practice is known as Contract Cheating and due to the inherent difficulty in detecting purpose-written assignments it's an issue whose scope is not immediately apparent. This presentation will look at some possible effects of this new format of social media powered cheating and offer up some potential solutions. I'll provide a brief background by looking at how this issue is being debated internationally and outline a toolkit of ideas (technical, pedagogical and operational) for dealing with this new form of cheating in a tertiary setting.
Paul is an IT Manager for the University of Waikato and an enthusiast on the possibilities of educational technology. He enjoys problem solving, working with passionate educators, and exploring potential applications of consumer and new and emerging technologies in education and pedagogy.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Waikato and WinTec, Microsoft Innovation Award winner, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, JAMF Certified Expert, and a member of the Institute of IT Professionals.