Use of Technology to Cheat

Essay by r1timmyUniversity, Bachelor's November 2008

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Technology has become a serious problem in the classroom and on campuses of universities. There have been strict policies implemented to stop some of the technology cheat that arrive at a high rate. Plagiarism can be attribute to technology cheating, ask the question 'what is plagiarism?' according to Van Bramer (1995) plagiarism is "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (a created production) without crediting the source vi: to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source." That means it is a person can not copy something from the internet which is part of today's technology, book, newspaper, journal or any other source that is printed.

Every university faces some form of cheating on there campus and there has be an assertive effort to fix the problem. According to Bloomberg News (2007) student were not allowed because in "2005, the Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, and others rejected 150 applicants who tapped into an online database to see whether they had been accepted."

For student that is already on campuses the possibility of being expelled is one of the consequences that a student would face for cheating that in itself would cause long term affect.

Today most campuses have launched a extensive campaign to counteract cheating, the high tech strategy campuses use today are anti-plagiarism software, insulation of classroom to prevent mobile phone signals to stop them cheating and fingerprint scans to prevent some one else to test or attend class for a student. These high-tech launches help prevent long term affect that hurt the working world because the lack of profession knowledge of certain companies has cause for their demise or downfall. There...