September 26, 2016

Presentation Title

A NEW TOOL FOR ENSURING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS

Location

Capitol Ballroom

Start

9-26-2016 4:40 PM

End

9-26-2016 5:30 PM

Abstract

Faculty are often hesitant to migrate their face to face courses to an online environment because of the difficulty in ensuring the integrity of the courses. Accrediting agencies evaluate post-secondary institutions on the process they have put in place to verify the identity of the students. Another concern is the ease in which students can look up information online using the internet. Many companies have developed different online monitoring systems intended to prevent access to the internet while taking tests. However, most of the software do not adequately address students’ ability to conspicuously access the internet with secondary mobile devices. This paper presents an innovative solution to the problem of ensuring integrity in distance learning courses. The ease with which students can access information online will be presented and a live demonstration of the solutions provided by this innovative product will be performed.

Format

Product Showcase

Institutional level targeted

Other

Target Level (additional info)

All levels of education

Presenter(s) Biography

Dr. Victoria Brown is the Assistant Provost of eLearning at Florida Atlantic University. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the instructional technology professional development of faculty and provides support for online course development. Previously, she taught instructional technology for educators and business trainers at Florida Atlantic University and Barry University. She has also held leadership positions as vice-president of the Informational Technology Council for the Society of Informational and Teacher Education and serves as a board member for the Florida Distance Learning Association.

Mario Toussaint received his bachelor’s in computer science and master’s degree in mathematics teaching (MST) from Florida Atlantic University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum Culture and Educational Inquiry (CCEI) department and a Graduate Research Assistant in the eLearning department at Florida Atlantic University. He is also serving as an adjunct professor of mathematics at both Broward College and Miami Dade College teaching developmental and college level undergraduate mathematics courses for over twelve years. His research interests include Academic Service Learning and using technology to improve students’ performance, especially in mathematics.

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Sep 26th, 4:40 PM Sep 26th, 5:30 PM

A NEW TOOL FOR ENSURING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS

Capitol Ballroom

Faculty are often hesitant to migrate their face to face courses to an online environment because of the difficulty in ensuring the integrity of the courses. Accrediting agencies evaluate post-secondary institutions on the process they have put in place to verify the identity of the students. Another concern is the ease in which students can look up information online using the internet. Many companies have developed different online monitoring systems intended to prevent access to the internet while taking tests. However, most of the software do not adequately address students’ ability to conspicuously access the internet with secondary mobile devices. This paper presents an innovative solution to the problem of ensuring integrity in distance learning courses. The ease with which students can access information online will be presented and a live demonstration of the solutions provided by this innovative product will be performed.