Ways to Prevent Cheating in Online Courses

By Ed Tech Du Jour – MAIN COURSE: Dr. Heather Farmakis and Whitney Kilgore share helpful information for instructors to preserve the integrity of the course across different online learning platforms.This show will be a brief review of the rationale behind online cheating and offer strategies/tools to enhance the online learning experience, promote academic honesty, and deter cheating. http://facultyecommons.org

App of the Week – Socrative

 Socrative is a free student response system app for teachers and students. It allows teachers to create educational exercises, games, and quizzes to engage with students and providing real-time response updates. Socrative runs on smartphones, tablets, as well as laptops and students are not required to create accounts, just to join the classroom. This application also provides online reports for teachers as google spreadsheets or excel files. For a database of activities that you can use with Socrative click HERE. For a quick demo of this app watch the video below. For more details on how to use this app click HERE. If you have used this app in your classroom please […]

App of the Week – Skitch

This week’s featured app, Skitch, is part of the Evernote family of apps. Skitch is an annotation application that allows you to markup picture, documents, maps, and other graphics with shapes, arrows, and sketches in order to share ideas. Skitch can be downloaded as a free app for mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android devices (click HERE for iPad download | click HERE for iPhone download | click HERE for android download). However, it can also be downloaded and used in your desktop computers (click HERE for mac download | click HERE for windows download). All files annotated with the Sketch app end up being saved in a […]

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