A recent report released by the Babson Research Survey Group, entitled “Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States,” found that over 7.1 millions students are now taking at least one online course . As more and more students move to digital platforms, academic integrity concerns arise. A 2009 study found that 81.7 percent of surveyed college alumni admit to engaging in some form of cheating during their undergraduate career . Instructors must be able to offer secure assessments that are not compromised and meet adequate academic standards. Understanding the transition that is occurring as students flock to online programs will be paramount in producing, conducting and invigilating online assesments.
This session will explain how online monitoring works and demonstrate techniques for verifying a test-taker’s identity and observing activity during the test. It will also explore policies and strategies for reducing incidents of dishonesty online. Participants will be invited to discuss how to balance the convenience of taking tests online with the need for test security and integrity, and how to determine which situations are suitable for using online monitors.
 Allen, I.E., & Seaman, J. (n.d.). Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013. Babson Survey Research Group. Retrieved from http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/gradechange.pdf
 Yardley, J., Rodriguez, M.D., Bates, S.C., & Nelson, J., 2009. True Confessions?: Alumni’s Retrospective Reports on Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors. Ethics & Behavior, 19(1), 1-14.