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  • 1.  Academic Integrity

    Posted 09-23-2020 09:11 AM
    With many new students moving online, the importance of academic integrity has become something many are thinking about. Check out Edgenuity's Implementation Guide to Ensuring Academic Integrity.

    Amber Woodward

  • 2.  RE: Academic Integrity

    Posted 09-28-2020 06:12 AM
    I am concerned about the academic integrity of the on-line courses when so many of the older students use the web to look up or even publish answers on You-Tube channels or personal websites. While steps can be taken to educate students about cheating and we can try to instill a intrinsic value to doing their own work, I think there must be a tool in place that helps support the validity of -line courses. Part of the Edgenuity plan supports testing over all the material but proctoring those test or exams would add that validity in my mind. Some schools require that mentors proctor via video, which is great but also makes scheduling between TOR, mentor, and student to take the exams and unlock them very challenging. Having an on-line proctoring system in  place that was available for schools that wished to use it (Respondus or similar software or MonitorEd apps) would add that extra level of validity to a course for the company and hold students accountable. I know teachers who are proctoring test via Zoom meetings in small groups. This is the main reason I know two school did not opt to use on-line content because of the lack of test validity (being able to use phones ect ) while testing and on exams. Just my thoughts, but I think that tool as an option could change help students, teachers and the opinion of on-line education. 
    Thanks for reading my opinion. 

    Penny Bostic, B.S, M.Ed.
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  • 3.  RE: Academic Integrity

    Posted 09-30-2020 01:01 PM
    I think the Guide is a great place to start for several reasons. It opens up communication. It puts the responsibility on all stakeholders, not just the students. It gives a roadmap with starting points and directions. I hope Districts will put it to good use.

    Jennifer Bergeron
    Senior Proposal Specialist
    Many LA