Academic corruption is an an international problem.
“An international panel of experts is calling for “action on a broad front” to combat the problem, arguing that dishonest practices are “undermining the quality and credibility of higher education around the world”. More here. The statement itself is available here.
Several NU colleagues participated in the “Academic Integrity: issues and perspectives. Best practices international research” forum jointly organized organized by KAZGUU and NU. It was a great interaction between students, faculty, and higher education leaders from many Kazakhstani universities. You can see conference materials here. We hope forums of this kind will continue and we are looking forward to productive collaboration with Kazakhstani colleagues on this critically important issue.
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Interesting publication from The Chronicle. Really, what can we do to stem the increased use of phones and laptops to cheat on exams in class?
Ok, drone in the classroom??? And i am not to fond of headband design either… See pics here (quite entertaining…). But when we build our testing center, we will have cameras installed.
Plagiarism Education Week 2015 runs April 20-24 and Turnitin hosts free daily webcasts. More info here.
From SmartBrief on EdTech:
“With easy access to smartphones and the Internet, colleges and universities are struggling to find ways to prevent students from cheating on tests and assignments. Researchers found that about 68% of undergraduates and 43% of graduate students admit to cheating. Students found to cheat the most, according to research, are those majoring in certain fields such as engineering and business.” Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)