Internet Cheating

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I found your article on Internet cheating both interesting and very one sided. The concerns about cheating in Internet classes are justified but they are just as easily remedied. Dr. Wells, Dr. Cassens, and Dr. Summerfield, just to name a few, have a system that prevents Internet cheaters from succeeding. By forcing a student to take 4 or more exams either on campus or with a proctor, and making those exams account for 50% or more of your total grade, will prevent a student from passing a class that they do not deserve credit for. When a Professor decides to put strict time limits on their quizzes, refuses to give correct answers to questions on their quizzes, and will not allow a student to have a copy of the quiz, they are putting the student at an unfair disadvantage. A Professor that would use such tactics is not being fair to honest students. The student is under enough pressure just taking a quiz without having to worry about how much time is being taken for every question and also how much time is being lost when forced to take one question at a time, submit it, wait for the screen to upload the next question, and then start again. By not allowing a student to see the correct answers they are doomed to miss the same questions again on the final. Students on campus get their quizzes returned to them graded and corrected to use as a study guide. Sometimes I think Professors forget the original intent of Internet classes, which was to give people an opportunity for an education that are unable to come on campus regularly during the week. I believe 99% of those students, myself included, are here to learn and to put additional pressure on them because Professors don’t want to give more than the final exam on campus is wrong. The article in the Chart was all about putting pressure on the cheaters, what about the unnecessary pressure that is being put on the honest students? Jack Coose