Students Using Cell Phones For Cheating

3 Mar 2005 | Security | 0 comments


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Using technology to cheat is nothing new. "We have had students who have been caught using photo copies of notes or photo copies of other information during exams," said Peter W. Pappas, a coordinator of the Ohio State University Committee on Academic Misconduct.

But cheating isn't limited to the States. Recently in Korea, police expanded an investigation after securing evidence suggesting about 100 students allegedly used cell phones to cheat during the national college entrance exams.

Methods of cheating constantly changed and have even included students sending in their friends to sit the test for them, he said.

Schools are fighting back, with many revamping their cell phone policies, banning wireless devices from testing environments or school grounds completely.

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