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Cyber Cheating in an Information Technology Age

Examines considerable belief and empirical evidence to show that forms of academic impropriety through various forms of unacceptable cheating are increasing in universities around the world. Details prevalent practices in cheating and details issues of cheating in an electronic context. Practices of academic impropriety include: plagiarism, collusion, falsification, replication, unauthorized use of notes or devices, unauthorized copies of an examination paper, communicating during an examination, and impersonation. With the advent of the Internet, forms of e-cheating are growing: cut and paste, downloading work from web sites, use of instant messaging during exams, SoundBug, programmable calculators, and invisible ink pens. Assesses technologies used to detect cheating such as the Turnitin service.
Karl O. Jones, Juliet Reid, Rebecca Bartlett
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
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