Academic Dishonesty : The Technological Era

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Academic Dishonesty: The Technological Era
Introduction
Academic dishonesty has become a growing concern for colleges and universities worldwide. The unethical morale students portray challenges the institutions to question students’ motives. According to Kirkpatrick (2015) the surveys indicate sixty-five to seventy-five percent of college students admit to cheating at least one time. The numbers rise, due to the advancement of technology, enabling students to cheat effortlessly. In addition, faculty spends countless hours and energy implementing strategic methods to prevent and detect academic dishonesty. Furthermore, belligerently addressing academic dishonesty, overtime, might shift students’ perceptions of campus culture (DiVall & Schlesselman, 2016).
What is academic dishonesty?
According to Sampson & Smith (2015), the definition of academic dishonesty refers to an intentional act of deceptive behavior in the educational environment. Academic dishonesty practices include using crib notes, copying from another student on a test; with or without the individual’s permission, using unfair methods to find out in advance what will be on the test, assist another student to cheat on a test, take an exam for another student, receive unauthorized assistance on an assignment, turn in another student’s work portraying as one’s own, plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, or other similar unethical behaviors. Plagiarism is using another 's intellectual property, including ideas,…
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