Challenges of running online exams and preventing academic dishonesty during the Covid-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Associate Professor Luke Peh Lu Chang School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Dr Sabina Cerimagic The University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney https://orcid.org/
  • Dr Sheila Conejos School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6430-7042

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47408/jldhe.vi22.830

Keywords:

online proctoring, open book assessment, academic honesty, Covid-19

Author Biographies

Associate Professor Luke Peh Lu Chang, School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Associate Professor Luke Lu Chang Peh is the Vice Dean of the School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences. Before the appointment, he was the Head of Programme for the school’s B.Sc. Facilities and Events Management programme, and later, Bachelor of Building and Project Management programme.

As Vice Dean of the School, he is responsible for the quality assurance and accreditation of his school’s programmes, in the Engineering, ICT & Digital Media, and Built Environment clusters.

He is a certified Project Manager, Fire Safety Manager, Assessor for Universal Design and CONQUAS manager. He also has professional certificates in data science and drones & autonomous systems.

He teaches courses such as Security Management in the Built Environment, Project Management, Business Continuity and Risk Management, and supervises final-year capstone projects and PhD projects.

His research interests are in Integrated Digital Delivery and Smart Buildings. Recently, he co-authored “A Review and Scientometric Analysis of Global Building Information Modelling (BIM) Research in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry” and won the Best Paper Award for the journal Buildings.

Dr Sabina Cerimagic, The University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

Dr Sabina Cerimagic is the Deputy Academic Director and Senior Lecturer and Deputy Academic Director of the BCD - Educational Innovation in Business at the University of Sydney, Australia. Sabina is an experienced project manager who has previously worked at Bond University, UNSW, UTS and USyd for over 15 years. In her role as Deputy Academic Director, Business Co-Design, Sabina is supervising the BCD team and working closely with the team to ensure that agreed projects are delivered on time, to a high-quality standard, on budget and to the agreed project specifications. Sabina’s main areas of research are in: Project management, change management, leadership and motivation, cross-cultural project management and training, curriculum redesign, curriculum renewal through design thinking, systems thinking, design-based research and pedagogy in education and technology integration.

Dr Sheila Conejos, School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Dr. Sheila Conejos is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme of the BSc Facilities and Events Management, BSC Facilities Management and graduate Diploma in Facilities Management, School of Science and Technology in the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Sheila has more than 25 years of both professional and academic experience as a trained architect, urban planner, forensic architect, urban/heritage conservator, building manager and sustainable development specialist. She is an active researcher and has published two books, a book chapter and a number of international referred journals related to sustainable development and architecture.

References

Cerimagic, S. and Hasan, R. (2019) ‘Online exam vigilantes at Australian universities: student academic fraudulence and the role of universities to counteract’, Universal Journal of Educational Research, 7(4), pp.929-936. https://doi.org/10.13189/ujer.2019.070403.

Cerimagic, S. and Khanna, P. (2020) ‘Transforming assessment: critical reflections around resolving tensions between assessment for learning and of learning’, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), 2020 Conference. University of New England, Armidale, NSW 30 November-1 December.

Rundle, K., Curtis, G. J. and Clare, J. (2019) ‘Why students don’t engage in contract cheating’, Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02229.

Smith, E., Clarke, L., Carmona, P. and Cerimagic, S. (2017) ‘Academic fraudulence in online degrees and exams at Australian universities’, International Journal of Research and Development Organization, 3(2), pp.108-119.

Thiagarajan, L. B., Zhi, L. J., Peh, L. C. L. and Low, W. P. (2020) ‘Continuing STEM education amid disruption due to pandemic’, eLearning Forum Asia 2020. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 7-8 December.

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Published

2021-10-28

How to Cite

Peh, L. L. C., Cerimagic, S. and Conejos, S. (2021) “Challenges of running online exams and preventing academic dishonesty during the Covid-19 pandemic”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (22). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi22.830.