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Contract Cheating

What is Contract Cheating? Contract cheating is when a student or academic candidate will contract with (pay) an online storefront or individual freelancer who completes their academic work for them. There are varying depths this can go to, ranging from writing papers to physically attempting to take an online examination. A recent article published by EdSurge highlights […]

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The Morning Morality Effect And Why People Cheat (Mostly) In The Afternoon

What would possibly prevent you from cheating in the morning, but not in the afternoon? According to a new study published in the Journal of Psychological Science, willpower. Researchers from Harvard and Utah universities looked into how something as simple as the time of the day and fatigue affects moral behavior. They discovered that people […]

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Malpractice Detailed for the 2013 UK Summer Exams

According to an official report on malpractice for the summer 2013 GCSE and A level exams, cheating among teachers and students has gone up. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in the UK, reports that teacher malpractice rose by 62% since 2012. In 2013 97 teachers were facing penalties, as opposed to 60 […]

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Who should police exam cheating? The Minnesota example

The Minnesota Department of Education lets school districts resolve cheating issues themselves. In 2013, over 159 test security notices were been sent to the Minnesota Department of Education. What often happens is that a school district official reports a test security issue to the state and the state, more often than not, will simply ask […]

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Cheater’s High Confirmed by New Study on Unethical Behavior

What we knew about cheating and its emotional consequences is thrown out of the window in view of a new study’s findings. A study titled, “The Cheater’s High: The Unexpected Affective Benefits of Unethical Behavior” debunks the assumption that unethical behavior elicits negative feelings of shame, guilt or anxiety. The research asserts that people who […]

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Academic-fraud scandal at UNC Chapel Hill – Make-up Classes Offered

The North Carolina Chapel Hill University has been under public scrutiny again after more details have leaked regarding its academic-fraud scandal, according to which, 384 students and alumni took fraudulent classes in the African Studies department. The scandal was examined by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission (SACSC), the review panel revealed that […]

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As Technology Advances So Does Cheating

Cut-and-paste might still be popular among students, but the rise of Massive Open Online Courses forced students to come up with new, ingenious ways of cheating. Dr. Bernand Bull, professor of Educational Design and Technology at Concordia University, examined in his educators-targeted MOOC, “Understanding Cheating In Online Courses”, and the many dark aspects of academic […]

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Teachers’ Role Decreases, While Technology Increases

The growth of advanced technology over the last decade also brings a negative impact to educators’ job market. Technology persistently proves how effective it can educate students, while lowering costs for educators. On the contrary, are institutions relying too heavily on digital inventions to teach students? Arizona State University is now testing a program that […]

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Possible Cheating Epidemic for Online Education

With the rise of online education there comes the outbreak of cheaters. Educators are scurrying to stay ahead of the game in cheating. Online courses have emerged for participants (mostly professors) to teach ways of identifying and catching cheating students. Software is on the route to certify courses and use best practices for academic integrity. […]

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Students Using Social Media to Cheat

Administrators are increasing their awareness of possible cheating by younger generations through social media. As more students possess mobile phones, they feel the need to publicize their every move on the internet, including photos of test booklets. Is this an innocent action? Or a deliberate move to cheat? Just as we evolve through the generations, […]