Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), through its Office of Continuing and Distance Education, and partnering with, just announced it will be offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for the first 1,000 students who register.

The course, Understanding Cheating in Online Courses, is being offered May 6 through June 30 and will be taught by Bernard Bull, Ed.D. of CUW. Dr. Bull is the Assistant Vice President of Academics and an Associate Professor of Educational Design and Technology at CUW.

“We are excited to provide this open course as a way to promote a global conversation about the many aspects of academic integrity in the digital world,” said Dr. Bull. “Since CUW has close to 2,000 online students, in 19 different programs, we have a strong commitment to academic quality when it comes to online learning,” Dr. Bull added.

Participants in the eight-week open course will examine the different perspectives of cheating to help them cultivate a culture of honesty, integrity, and accountability in online courses. The end goal will be to gain a deeper understanding of cheating in online courses.

Those interested in the course can enroll at Participants do not need to be a registered student in school to take the course. There is no fee for those who register and no credits will be awarded. For more information regarding this course please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at or 1-800-665-6564.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.  The University and its 10 educational centers and classroom locations are home to 7,751 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The University offers more than 69 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice. The University also offers a variety of adult learning opportunities.

The University is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. For more information on Concordia University Wisconsin, contact the university at (262) 243-4300 or visit their Web site at

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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