Webinar: “Cheating in (online) assessment” by Anna Sołtyska

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Anna Sołtyska, Lecturer in English for Academic and Specific Purposes and IATEFL TEASIG Webinar Coordinator

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar:

Cheating in (online) assessment

which took place on

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, between 20:30 and 21:30 CET.

  Due to the current pandemic situation, and at the same time thanks to new digital technologies, exclusively offline teaching (not only in the field of foreign languages) can nowadays be hardly imagined – if not impossible at all. However, the same is true for any misconduct and fraudulent behavior in examination and assessment contexts: cheating turns into e-cheating.

To make matters worse, new technologies seem to challenge previous standards of what is acceptable in education at all levels.
The webinar aims to provide answers to the following cheating-related questions:
§  What is meant by the term e-cheating?
§  How does this phenomenon threaten test security and reliability?
§  Which aspects of test security are of utmost importance when assessing foreign languages?
§  How can educational institutions, foreign language centers, as well as individual teachers prevent and counteract digital cheating in all its manifestations? 

Anna Sołtyska

I was born in Warsaw and am currently based in Germany where I lecture English for General and Specific Academic Purposes at the Ruhr-University in Bochum.

For over 20 years I have been active in the language teaching and testing industry and worked in various contexts (secondary and higher education, in-company and private one-to-one settings) in Poland and Germany.

In my role as a teacher trainer and presenter I have held workshops and spoken at conferences worldwide, including Great Britain, Finland, Russia, Egypt and Azerbaijan. My research interests include task-based learning, teaching and assessment, assessment-related malpractice, teaching foreign languages in plurilingual classrooms, validating assessment of writing skills and integrating mediation activities in language learning and testing.

In 2019 I established a working group “Language centres against academic misconduct” to promote awareness of academic integrity and non-cheating culture in educational contexts in Germany and beyond.  


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