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ERIC Number: ED490159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Academic Honesty through Technology
Lecher, Mark
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 38th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 12-16, 2005
Over the past two decades, technology use has increased in the classroom. What started out as a single computer in a classroom has evolved into a laptop or handheld for every student, with a wireless connection to the Internet and other network resources. Cell phones, PDAs, and other electronic tools have opened up new horizons for utilizing technology in the classroom to better educate students. With these advancements have also come the inevitable drawbacks. With ubiquitous connections to the outside world, students have even more resources to share information, knowledge, and work with each other. These same connections also allow students to access unprecedented means for plagiarism and cheating. Today's students are in a "always connected" or "always on" mode where they have access to many different methods of communication. On most college campuses, there is an ever-present wireless network that students can use to access Internet resources. Students also use cellphones, PDAs, and PIMs to converse and communicate. With these different ways of communicating, they have the responsibility to use these resources wisely. Many times, students continue to use these tools during class time, even though they should be focusing on class work. The larger issue is using these communication devices during a test or quiz. How do educators keep students from sharing questions and answers? [For complete proceedings, see ED490133.]
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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