BbWorld: Academic integrity in the virtual classroom: Lessons learned

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In 2015, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) identified 679 RN-to-BSN programs nationwide in existence to advance graduate education in the nursing profession.

Of these programs, more than 400 were offered at least partially online. Distance learning not only accommodates access to higher education, but aides in increasing the number of bachelor prepared nurses who would have not normally enrolled in traditional programs, thus helping to boost enrollment and further alleviating the nursing shortage (AACN, 2015; O’neil, Fisher & Newbold, 2009).

With a shift for increased use of online teaching in colleges and universities, this has presented nursing faculty to re-examine best practices in dealing with a multitude of challenges, including academic integrity. An informative panel consisting of nursing faculties and the director of distance learning will highlight the multifaceted aspects related to academic integrity.

Solutions that will be discussed include: Medatrex, Safe-assign, Turnitin, and Respondus.


Presenters: Jennifer Klimek Yingling, Kathleen Marollo, Ildiko Monahan & Richard Shelton of State University of New York Polytechnic Institute