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ERIC Number: EJ1007831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
ICT Facilitated Access to Information and Undergraduates' Cheating Behaviours
Trushell, John; Byrne, Kevin; Hassan, Nasima
Computers & Education, v63 p151-159 Apr 2013
This paper describes an illuminative small-scale study that featured a survey instrument, distributed to 66 undergraduate students of Education and social science. The investigation concerned students' use of ICT--including a virtual learning environment and the Internet--and students' engagement in lecturer impressing strategies and cheating behaviours such as plagiarism. Analysis of data discerned a number of age related behaviours, e.g. younger respondents engaged in social and leisure activities on the Internet significantly more frequently and demonstrated a greater tendency to engage in certain lecturer impressing strategies. However, generally, indicators of ICT usage and overall lecturer impressing strategies and cheating behaviours showed no significant differences by age of respondent. The findings would not support the contention that younger students use ICT more frequently or engage in cheating behaviours disproportionately. Inferences are tentatively drawn for further research and for academic practices. (Contains 2 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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