Cheating becomes even more high-tech

The New York Times reports that with a virtual arsenal of gadgets and electronic devices, today’s students are devising sophisticated methods of cheating. Faced with this development, officials have found themselves in a game of “cat and mouse,” where they have to outwit would-be cheats with varying strategies. Some college professors have banned cellphones on test day, cutting off internet access from laptops, or simply making test-takers do it the old way: on pen and paper. While cheating like this is certainly a big problem, plagiarism is quite possibly a bigger problem because it is easy to lift a paper off of the internet without proper attribution. A recent study of 62,000 undergraduates on 96 campuses found that two-thirds of those surveyed admitted to cheating… (Note: This site requires free registration.)

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