This article suggests that the way to stop cheating is to create a grading system that evaluates the way students learn.
This is the 10 criteria they suggest for learning:
Picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”
1. Asks questions
2. Builds on other people’s ideas
3. Uses mistakes as learning opportunities
4. Takes criticism constructively
5. Speaks up
6. Welcomes a challenge
7. Takes risks
8. Listens with an openness to change
9. Perseveres in tasks
10. Decides when to lead and when to follow.Graded on a four point scale of 4=consistently, 3=often, 2=sometimes, 1=rarely, students could set goals to improve their learning.
I looked over this list and every single one of them is something I can choose to improve. I am great at asking questions. Drove some of the people I worked with crazy because I would ask questions about anything and everything. I think that is why I love books. Books don't complain about all my questions and I find answers.
I like this way of breaking down learning into things I can turn into goals for self improvement. I believe I already made the big radical changes in my life, now I am working on ways of improving which way I am going. I like my work. I enjoy my family. I am learning new things. I want to be better. I can see why with this list of criteria cheating is a non-issue. How could someone cheat at persevering?