Academic Dishonesty

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Academic dishonesty always had been and always will be a problem. Anytime there is a way to ensure someone cannot cheat a system, there will be a new way to evade the rules. Solving the problem of how someone cheats, does not solve the fact that the person wants to cheat. Technology has greatly increased the way we ensure academic integrity and as it progresses it will continue to make the possibility of academic integrity more plausible, but does not make all students want to follow the life of integrity. We will discuss how academic dishonesty has changed and how it has stayed the same, how technology helps and hurts dishonesty, what teachers can do to combat the problems in the classroom, how digital citizenship plays into academic integrity, and what the Bible has to say about the matter. How has academic dishonesty changed, how has it stayed the same? As mentioned earlier, the concept of academic dishonesty has changed greatly with the changing times, but it has and always will consist of the one consistent variable: the people. The reason there is concern for academic dishonesty is because there is the constant temptation in one student or another to do something that they may not usually do: cheat. In fact, research shows that 80-95 percent of students have admitted to cheating at some point (2). This urge to cheat in one-way or another can be derived from several different sources. A test that the student forgot to study for, information they did not fully understand, the time to finish a project, paper or test ran out, or maybe the need to raise their grade became overwhelmingly apparent but the understanding was not there. While there are some students who just want to cheat as an easy way out, there are many other st... ... middle of paper ... .... IN this case, it is both used for actions and moral standard. Before I proceed to do or say anything I try to think, is it true? Is it honorable, right, or pure? Is it lovely or worthy of praise? If it isn’t than it is not what God wants from us. I do not think, and many would agree with me, that cheating in any sense is good, right, honorable, pure, or true. References 1. Bochicchio, K. (2008). Beat the cheat: Teaching student it's not OK to copy. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/student-plagiarism-teacher-strategy 2. Pope, D. (2014). Academic integrity: Cheat or be cheated. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/academic-integrity-cheat-or-be-cheated-denise-pope 3. Price-Mitchell, M. (2015). Creating a culture of integrity in the classroom. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/8-pathways-creating-culture-integrity-marilyn-price-mitchell

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