Keynote, Awards and Celebrations
Hosted by: PVCESE Portfolio
Day: Friday 25 November
Format: Hybrid - Venue: Colombo Theatre A & livestream
Keynote: 24 ways to address cheating
Cheating has always been a problem, and it has recently gotten worse: harder to address, and more sophisticated. Age-old cheating approaches like plagiarism and outsourcing have been supercharged by the Internet and joined by new threats like exam hacking and artificial intelligence. Cheating is a problem that defies simple solutions, a wicked problem, a complex social mess.
This presentation asked: what approaches are there to address cheating, and how can we compare them? The talk consisted of building a ‘tier list’ diagram, which is a way to compare or rank things. At least 24 different approaches to addressing cheating will be discussed and ranked in terms of their effectiveness at addressing cheating. The final diagram will be shared, along with a bibliography.
About Prof. Phillip (Phill) Dawson
Professor Phillip (Phill) Dawson is the Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University. Phill has degrees in education, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and he leads CRADLE’s work on cheating, academic integrity and assessment security. This work spans hacking and cheating in online exams, training academics to detect contract cheating, student use of study drugs, the effectiveness of legislation at stopping cheating, and the evaluation of new assessment security technologies. His two latest books are Defending Assessment Security in a Digital World (Routledge, 2021) and the co-edited volume Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World (Springer, 2020).
The keynote presentation was followed by Teaching Awards, Ceremony, announcements and celebration with drinks and nibbles.