Volume 1

Volume 1, Number 3

September 8, 2003

10 pages614 K bytes

Technology and Academic Integrity, Cheating Goes Cyber

Therese DonGiovanni O'Neil
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705

Abstract: Academic Integrity infringements have been present since the use of manual typewriters. Technology has only enhanced the ever present problem of cheating. Let us first tackle the problem of identifying just what IS academic Integrity, and how the educator can help discourage, or even prevent violations. This article delves into several areas of academic integrity: the current problem, types of violations, reasons students cheat, understanding the responsibility of students, faculty members and administrators, and finally, steps we can take to prevent violations of academic integrity. Has the use of the Internet escalated violations of Academic Integrity? This paper looks into that very possibility. Also addressed is the question of whether the Internet has expedited the use of online plagiarism. Included will be websites that promote plagiarism, and websites that will promote anti-plagiarism.

Keywords: academic integrity, plagiarism, cheating, cyber-plagiarism

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Recommended Citation: O'Neil (2003). Technology and Academic Integrity, Cheating Goes Cyber. Information Systems Education Journal, 1 (3). http://isedj.org/1/3/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §3513. ISSN: 1542-7382.)