Top 8 Ways Students are Cheating Today
Carin Ford at HigherEdMorning.com has compiled a list of the Top 8 ways students are cheating today. This is the list (in no particular order):
- Copying — Whether it’s eyes roving during a test or a so-called “study group,” it’s still copying.
- Buying papers online — It doesn’t get much easier than this. Papers on just about any topic you can think of are available — and most can be downloaded instantly.
- Cheat sheets — This perennially popular form of cheating is made even easier with today’s electronic devices.
- Take a picture — If a professor leaves a test on his desk, all it takes is the click of a student’s cell phone camera to steal it.
- “Can I go to the bathroom?” — Once there, a student can call or text friends for answers during a test.
- MP3 players — Students can put anything on their iPods — including lecture notes. And with many professors letting students listen to their MP3s during tests in order to focus and relax …
- Cell phones — Is there a better — or easier — way to store data?
- When is a candy bar more than a candy bar? — Believe it or not, some students have peeled off the wrapper, scanned it, edited the nutritional info into test answers and rewrapped the candy bar — where it sits on the student’s desk during an exam.
I encourage folks to follow the link and read the comments for more of the sneakiness of our technological age.