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Does Groupthink lead to Group Cheating

According to Psychology Today, Groupthink occurs when a group of well-intentioned people make irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the discouragement of dissent. This problematic or premature consensus may be fueled by a particular agenda or simply because group members value harmony and coherence above rational thinking. A recent news story that […]

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This Week in Cheating: Targeting Students through Facebook

Greetings Protectors of Academic Integrity and Proctoring, We are back with a brand new “This Week in Cheating”. This week we see a service that goes right after online classes and online proctoring. Last night I was scrolling through The Facebook and came across a sponsored ad. Facebook’s sponsored ads are really quite sophisticated. As a marketer, […]

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Cheaters and the Business World

Recent studies in Higher Education have estimated that up to 80% of college students have cheated in some way or another during their college careers. It is an alarming trend at colleges both in the U.S. as well as throughout the rest of the world and has not shown any signs of slowing down. Each […]

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Majority of Students Admit to Cheating in College

Want to see a magic trick? OK, follow along. I can predict with extreme accuracy whether or not you cheated in college. Regardless of once, twice, or for all 4 years. It doesn’t matter if it was one assignment with a smidgen of plagiarism, a little eye-wandering on the big test, or full-blown stealing the […]

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This week in Cheating: Stranger than Fiction

Apparently in the revelry following the New Zealand All Blacks win in the Rugby World Cup, some overly excited student at Auckland based Avondale College circulated a hoax letter describing a new cheating deterrent. Deterrence is a big deal for us academic integrity folks. It’s like a no-harm/no-foul pre-emptive strike where everyone can test happily. […]

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College Cheating Culture

College students know all too well the blanket of fear that covers the class as the teacher reads “zero tolerance policy for cheating” from the syllabus. Whether it is writing a paper, taking a formula based math exam, or conducting a science oriented lab, cheating comes in all shapes and sizes. The question is; is […]

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This Week in Cheating: Go To Jail

So if I understand this article correctly (click here), in China there is an exam you take in high school that determines your future education potential and career opportunities. It doesn’t get much more “high stakes” than that.  Where there are high stakes exams you’ll inevitably find cheaters, just like how autumn brings out every […]

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Are You Fit for Online Testing? Take the Quiz!

My goodness are there lots of variables to consider before taking online classes! Primarily, am I a good fit for online testing? To help you answer this, we made a fun little quiz. It’s only 5 questions and it’s not graded. Good Luck! [qzzr quiz=”106207″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

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This Week in Cheating: Pearson Social Media Question Leaks

Kids these days, huh? There is a whole rigmarole over news that students are sharing questions to the multi-state-wide PARCC test on social media. That’s the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers by Pearson. The test has some pretty serious stakes. For example, the teacher’s salary is tied to the performance of […]

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This Week in Cheating: Apple Watch Ban

Full disclosure here, people. I’m an Apple Fan-boy. Big time. I have a MacBook, an iPad, and iPhone, I’ve had an iPod Nano 5th gen for years, heck I even had the Limited Edition U2 iPod in High School. Obviously, I deeply covet the Apple Watch. Even if calling it a watch is like calling […]