With the growing popularity of online courses comes concern that students are cheating on assignments and exams or getting too much help from their parents. In Prince William County, Va., some virtual educators admit that it can be difficult to catch students cheating online, but they have put some measures in place, such as having students complete work in person and monitoring parents' logins to a virtual schooling site. Measures in place in other areas include plagiarism-detection software and webconferencing software, which allows educators to better gauge students' understanding of material.

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