The Increase in Using Technology to Cheat

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The increase in using technology to cheat Cheating in the classroom has been happening since the first schoolhouse was built; however, it has more than doubled in the last decade due to the emergence of new technologies that give students high tech alternatives to looking at their classmate's paper. "A 2002 survey by the Josephson Institute of Ethics of 12,000 high-school students found that 74 % of students had cheated on an exam at least once in the previous year. According to Donald McCabe, who conducted the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, study, the Internet is partly to blame. The Internet makes plagiarism very simple. In-class cheating has also gone high technology. Experts say students who cheat are not just…show more content…
Another technique of this style is outsourcing, in which term papers such as reports and essays are pre-written and sold to the students. We often refer to this method as "Paper mills". The following is a list of web sites that offer paper mills: 1. Gradesaver.com 2. http://www.academictermpapers.com 3. http://www.ezwrite.com 4. http://www.papers24-7.com 5. http://www.termpapersonfile.com 6. http://www.cheathouse.com 7. http://www.oppapers.com 8. http://www.termpaperrelief.com 9. http://www.termpapermasters.com "In China…police last year cracked one of the biggest qiangshou (hired gun) gangs – Web-based agencies where students can hire expert look-alikes to take any of a host of national exams for them." (Vencat, Overdorf, Adams, 2006) The last method of cheating is with technology. Let's face it, with today's technology; cheating in school becomes so much easier. Students can use their phones for many techniques of cheating. They can text message the answers to fellow students, photocopies or even notes can be saved on their phones, or they can even use SparkMobile from Spark Notes (Barnes & Noble's version of "cliff notes") which can be sent to the phone. Students can also use their iPod or even graphing calculators to store notes for exams. Countermeasures to Using Technology to Cheat Just as the methods of
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