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Online Cheating Amid COVID-19

Bilen, Eren and Matros, Alexander (2020): Online Cheating Amid COVID-19.

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Abstract

We present evidence of cheating that took place in online examinations during COVID-19 lockdowns and propose two solutions with and without a camera for the cheating problem based on the experience accumulated by online chess communities over the past two decades. The best implementable solution is a uniform online exam policy where a camera capturing each student’s computer screen and room is a requirement. We recommend avoiding grading on a curve and giving students less time but simpler questions on tests.

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