Ensure Integrity in Online Courses

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In an on-campus environment, ensuring integrity was a bit easier, especially when compared to purely online courses. While resources like Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor can provide a solution, when students need to use additional resources like excel or stat tools, such monitoring tools are of little use. In these situations, what can be done to ensure integrity?In this session,Professor Arunachalam Narayanan of University of North Texas will share some active and passive interventions he used during virtual learning in the Spring and Summer of 2020. After sharing his strategies, Professor Narayanan will open the floor to a live Q&A session during which you can provide feedback on his approaches and share your own experiences.

Arunachalam (Chalam) Narayanan, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Analytics in the department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences at the University of North Texas. He earned a PhD in Operations Management and MS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He also earned a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy in India. Prior to his appointment at North Texas, he was a faculty member in the Industrial Distribution Program in College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (tenured in 2012) and a faculty member in the Bauer College of Business at University of Houston. He has consulted with several firms including Schlumberger, Gulf States Toyota, Lyondell Basell, Lufkin, Brenntag, Wilson (now NOV), HEB, Baker Hughes and non-profits like the Salvation Army and Capital Area Food Bank. His dissertation was recognized by DSI and CSCMP in 2007 and has been published in journals including POMS, JOM, DSJ, EJOR, Omega, IJPE, and IJPR among others.