CHEATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: How Higher Education Can Protect Itself from New Forms of Academic Dishonesty
Concurrent Session 8
This presentation will examine the what and why of academic dishonesty, technology's role in cheating and prevention, and how to protect institutional integrity.
A post-secondary education is now seen as critical to building a successful career. Pair that with the rising cost of college and the impact of student loan debt and higher education transforms into a high pressure situation.
Contemporary examples like the Harvard cheating scandal, SAT cram schools in parts of East Asia, and far-stretching financial aid fraud rings hitting schools are representative of this new environment for colleges and universities.
This presentation will analyze the evolving motivation for cheating, the tools used in facilitating and combatting it, and other methods institutions can utilize to protect their reputation.