Using Thecnology to Cheat

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Using Technology to Cheat Ethics in an academic environment Using Technology to Cheat Technology has improved the way we learn, find information and communicate with one another but, it has also changed the definition of cheating in the academic realm. With the availability of smart phones, portable laptop computers and online courses, students have found a way to use these tools to their advantage. As we will discuss in this paper something as simple as a text message or photo message can allow the student the ability to easily complete an exam or assignment without putting in the necessary time to correctly learn the material. The reason cheating with technology has grown is because the actual meaning of cheating has changed in the eyes of new students. The actual definition is a violation of intellectual property but, if the act is not seen by others as wrong, then it can be justified. We intend on showing the means used by cheaters to advance themselves to achieve an “education” and the measures taken by learning institutions to curb this epidemic. There are many different things which seemingly contribute towards the current increasing problem of cheating at the University level. While the concept of cheating has been around for years, recent studies and indications show that cheating do too many factors including larger college classes and technological advances such as the widespread use of the internet and mobile computing devices, make cheating both easier and much more widespread throughout college campuses nationwide. Technology devices like picture phones, mobile devices with texting and internet capabilities heavily contribute towards the widespread problem of cheating at the university and college level. Now a day’s it is much easier to get away with the cheating due to typically larger college class sizes. “The larger the class the greater the…...

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