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Developing a Culture of Academic Integrity in Examinations in a Distance Learning Environment

Zhanel A. Akhmetova, Daraja B. Issabayeva, Lyazzat C. Rakhimzhanova, Ulzharkyn D. Abdigapbarova, Botakoz E. Tulbassova, and Zhanylsyn F. Issabayeva

Abstract—The article deals with the issues of observing the culture of academic integrity in examinations in a distance learning environment. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the solutions that are currently used in our organization to monitor educational achievement, while maintaining an appropriate level of culture of academic integrity by technologization of the assessment process as one of the necessary ways. The authors, based on their research, which was carried out for two years, give recommendations on the organization of online exams, consider various types of control and the corresponding digital technologies that allow maintaining academic integrity. Identified possible violations during the online exam, analyzed the causes and proposed solutions. Types of exam that develop critical thinking and have zero tolerance for any violation of the code of academic integrity are the open book written exam, project and practical exams, as well as testing and closed book written exam using a proctoring system. Identified principles that should become the norm to strengthen the culture of academic integrity.

Index Terms—Types of control, digital technologies, academic integrity, critical thinking, proctoring system.

Zhanel A. Akhmetova, Daraja B. Issabayeva, Ulzharkyn D. Abdigapbarova, Botakoz E. Tulbassova, and Zhanylsyn F. Issabayeva are with Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (e-mail: ahmetovaj640@gmail.com, Darazha.issabayeva@gmail.com, ulgar6615@gmail.com, botakozt171@gmail.com, issjan6796@gmail.com).
Lyazzat C. Rakhimzhanova is with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (corresponding author; e-mail: lyazatr72@gmail.com).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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