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Abstract Title: Online Concept Inventories: How easy is it to cheat?
Abstract: As part of a larger study investigating the equivalency  of out-of-class use of online concept inventories to in-class use of pencil/ paper version of the same concept inventory, we began studying how easy it is for students to cheat on an online concept inventory.  As part of this study, we invited two groups of students to take an online version of the FCI.  With the first group of students, we  encouraged students to look up the answers online in an unproctored environment.  The second group of students completed the online version of the FCI in a proctored environment.  For both groups,  we collected data on how long it took students to answer each question, as well as keeping track of any different websites they visited to obtain the answers. We were able to determine this by using monitoring software to monitor students' activities while taking the online concept inventories.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Patrick Kelley
Purdue University
309 Holiday Sq F-9
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: 8123716592
and Co-Presenter(s)
Andrew Hirsch and Rebecca Lindell