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Presented by Laura A. LeDoux, Esq.. April 15, 2015. IACBE Conference. Academic Dishonesty – A Rampant Problem. Background. Academic dishonesty is on the rise. Is cheating a learned behavior?. Is technology really the problem?. ID: 237481Embed code:
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Tech-Savvy Cheating: New Insights into Honest Assessments
Presented by Laura A. LeDoux, Esq.
April 15, 2015
Academic Dishonesty – A Rampant ProblemSlide3
Academic dishonesty is on the rise
Is cheating a learned behavior?
Is technology really the problem?
What can we do as educators to alleviate this problem while still availing ourselves of the benefit of the technology?Slide4
There is divergent research regarding whether the online forum contributes to academic dishonesty
It appears that the instructional setting plays less of a role in the prevalence of cheating than other
factors play a role in academic dishonesty such as: age, background, year in school, and membership in social
No studies focused on the foundational reasons for cheating and how they were impacted by technologySlide5
That instructor diligence is the main deterrent to academic dishonesty
the incidence of academic dishonesty
throughout the students’ academic careers and reaches its apex in the senior academic
penalties are not communicated incidence of academic dishonesty
Method of Research
Anonymous participants included:
93 undergraduates from various hybrid and face-to-face Business classes at institutions in Southern
freshman, 8 sophomores, 3 juniors and 39
The forum in which the assessment is presented is less important than
it is presented
majority of students who cheat are not caught and/or disciplined (94%)
greatest deterrent for students is the clear and continuous communication of expectations and penalties (93%)
greatest deterrent for students who were not caught is their own personal guilt (29%)Slide8Slide9Slide10Slide11