Guardian: More University Students Are Using Tech To Cheat In Exams

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The Guarding released the results of its investigation into cheating at British Universities.  Through freedom of information requests, the Guardian gained access to records on academic dishonesty.  The data is not complete as several universities reported no cases of cheating.

Overall, they found a 42% rise in cheating cases involving technology over just four years ago: 148 cases in 2012 to 210 cases in 2016.  Twenty-five percent of those students used electronic devices to cheat.

The worst offenders were students at Queen Mary University of London, with 45 instances of cheating.  Two-thirds of those cases involved technology.  They report that experts say the numbers are probably much higher, as some electronic devises being used–like mini camera and micro earbuds–are highly sophisticated and hard to detect.  The Guardian reports they found multiple websites that marketed electronic devices for cheating to student.  Micro earpieces for example could be had for $13.99 (or 11 Euros) on Ebay.

The full story is here.