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Volume 6 Issue 1 - Honesty in Online Educationstoryboards

By: Virgil E. Varvel Jr. <>

Keywords: academic honesty; academic integrity; cheating; copyright; plagiarism; copying; community

As online education has grown, so too, unfortunately, has the concern over academic honesty in this new environment. Academic honesty is a topic that keeps coming up over and over again in online education circles. These concerns are not new, nor are they limited to the online realm. However, when there is relative anonymity and a separation between instructor and student, these concerns seem to increase. This article attempts to critically analyze the arguments on both sides of the online cheating debate while presenting techniques for circumventing and alleviating issues related with online education.

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