Masterclass: Phillip Dawson

Let’s cheat to make your assessment better: a hands-on session with the latest cheating approaches and tools

Professor Phillip Dawson, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Twitter: @phillipdawson

Session Outline

An AI wrote this abstract:

“This hands-on session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore academic integrity issues and assessment security, to understand how cheating approaches and tools are employed. The masterclass aims to equip participants with knowledge on academic dishonesty and its consequences. Participants will learn about an array of methods used for cheating, as well as best practices for academic integrity. This interactive workshop is sure to be informative and engaging, giving participants the chance to ask questions, share experiences, and brainstorm solutions.”

Come along and we can play with AI writers, cheating services, Phill’s collection of cheating hardware, and more!


Professor Phillip (Phill) Dawson is the Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University. Phill has degrees in education, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and he leads CRADLE’s work on cheating, academic integrity and assessment security. His two latest books are Defending Assessment Security in a Digital World: Preventing E-Cheating and Supporting Academic Integrity in Higher Education (Routledge, 2021) and the co-edited volume Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World (Springer, 2020). Phill’s work on cheating is part of his broader research into assessment, which includes work on assessment design and feedback. In his spare time Phill performs improv comedy and produces the academia-themed comedy show The Peer Revue.

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