Watchdog: High Tech Exam Cheating On the Rise

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megamanx00

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Here's a thought, how about teaching them? If the students individual needs are addressed they will be less motivated to cheat in order to pass. Technique should be addressed before simply throwing money at the problem. It doesn't matter the detection equipment, if there is a will there is a way.
 

kittle

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there will always be people looking for a free ride and cheating on exams.
but in the end they are only hurting themselves.
 
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"What do you think can done to stop pupils cheating?"

Cheating is the result of the compulsory academic environment, which is not ideal for all, and perhaps not ideal for most.

Don't punish cheating, instead create opportunities for alternative forms of education.

Example: Unschooling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unschooling).

 

maestintaolius

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[citation][nom]kittle[/nom]there will always be people looking for a free ride and cheating on exams.but in the end they are only hurting themselves.[/citation]

Or potentially others if they're studying to become engineers.

Granted, back in my day we were only allowed 1-line calculators to our exams.
 

Shadow703793

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If one really wanted to cheat on an Calculus,Algebra,etc where calculators are permited it's quite a trivial matter to put notes/formulas on a TI83/84 calculators. Even though teachers clear the "RAM" they DON'T clear the "Archives"! Those that have a TI 83,etc know what I'm talking about.
 

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WTF? smartphones for cheating?! Its easy to spot out a kid looking at a cell phone during class, all it takes it actually looking at the faces of your students!! I highly doubt kids would use wireless devices to cheat on an exam, that is just too much trouble.
Back in high school, we used to use hide notes behind our calculator covers. In college (specifically the one I went to; Purdue university), they did even not allow graphing calculators during exams. Only the basic scientific calculator were allowed if you were even allowed to bring one. This included my calculus class!!
So instead of saying " the education system is in fault! omg the system sucks our tax money is not getting put into good use QQ" take proactive steps to ensure cheating will not happen. I have seen kids humiliated during exams taken place in auditoriums with 500 other people for being caught cheating by simply the professor grabbing their exam and ripping it and telling them to leave.
 

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Well I have to admit I did cheat in one class in high school. The teacher was asking for it though. Leaving copies of the finished homework for the entire semester unprotected on the school's shared drive, what was he thinking? lol
 

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Go to deal extreme and get yourself a signal blocker for your class room. All teachers should have one,and are not that expensive.
 
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Just take the time to write a good exam, and cheating won't matter. As an extreme example of this working just fine, take a look at the Patent Bar. This is regarded as one of the hardest tests a professional can take. It is done in the privacy of your own home and the rules specifically allow you to have whatever materials you feel you need on hand.

When you take tests out of teacher's manuals instead of writing them you are just asking for it. I credit the innovative student who realizes they can buy the teacher's edition from a local used book store. Innovation is what American business is all about.
 

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Increased pressure on students to perform due to parents (aka crap economy, job instability, lack of security for most non-professionals), are also a reason. Most kids at my high school (not the norm) wanted to be a doctor, dentist, lawyer, or engineer.
 

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Children should not have phones with anything but a one line alphanumeric display. If their parents let them have more, shame on them. They are leaving their children open to porn, cyber bullying and a host of other evils including cheating in exams.
 

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Forgot to mention that you have to humiliate them in front of their peers first, you would be shocked at how well this works in a college setting
 

seantm

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How about having Teachers who do a good job and Parents who give a dam?

Ive yet to meet someone who was prepared for a test and decided to cheat on it.

Cheating is caused by bad Schools and Parenting; not because of advances in smartphones.
 

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easiest way to stop high tech cheating, faraday cage. Solves the supposedly horrible issue of students texting in class too. There is no way to stop people from cheating, casinos have been trying for years, all you can do it make it harder on everyone but is it worth it?
 
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