Intellectual dishonesty is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence. This is a problem facing professors and administrators at all colleges and universities around the world. However, complicated procedures can not be used to address this problem. Moreover, a complicated process that lasts can be harmful for all parties involved, because it requires more work from the teacher, the student and the institution in addition to damaging their reputation .
Statistics show that intellectual dishonesty is growing. A study by Hughes and McCabe revealed that more than half of the students admit to plagiarism. The root cause of this issue is debated, but technology undoubtedly plays a role. The use of smart devices and access to the Internet give some students an unfair advantage over their peers. As technology evolves, it seems that such problems will only get worse.
Software used wisely
The power of technology can actually be used to reduce dishonesty. Transforming students’ tests and work into secure and easily accessible digital artifacts can simplify dispute resolution and evidence. Teachers can also incorporate technology into their classrooms with attendance registration systems that confirm the presence of students and create seating plans for supervised examinations. These are just a few ways that technology can be used on campuses to improve academic integrity.
While intellectual dishonesty is a sad reality today, the intelligent implementation of digital assessment solutions can help minimize its impact.
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