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Saturday, March 19 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Ten Ways Students Cheat without 'Doing Anything Wrong'

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Technology has changed the way students approach their studies and faculty approach their classes. Much of this change is for the better and has connected students and faculty in ways that support learning. Technological innovations such as clickers have enabled faculty to get real-time feedback and the Internet provides students with access to volumes of information that was previously inaccessible. But technology has also created new opportunities for students to make choices that undermine their learning without realizing it, such as texting friends for an answer to a homework problem or a student using two clickers in class to cover for a friend's absence. It has also enabled students to get immediate access to a wealth of past assignments (and answers to those assignments) that was previously only a perk passed down from fraternity members or older siblings.

We are also seeing the rise of commercial online tutoring sites such as Chegg that claim to act as a 24/7 support system, but have also become a back door for students to access someone else's answers to questions they are expected to generate themselves.

In this session, panel members including students, faculty, and administrators from across the University will discuss the trends they are seeing with misuse of technology. More importantly, they will share steps some are taking across the University to not only deter inappropriate behavior, but to open dialogue with their students about how to make better, more ethical decisions in their college classes and in life as well.


Christine Masters

Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Global Programs, Penn State University

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 206

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