Student Cheating Concerns As Assessments move Online – Otago Daily Times

A pupil who plagiarised in an essay apologising for earlier wrongdoing was amongst greater than 80 reprimanded for educational misconduct on the College of Otago final yr.

The extent of educational misconduct, typically regarding dishonest or plagiarism, has held regular on the college over the previous two years, experiences present.

There have been 85 situations in 2019 and 84 in 2020.

Issues are being raised concerning the potential for elevated dishonest as universities across the nation transfer assessments on-line as a result of Covid-19 alert degree adjustments.

Among the many misconduct reported final yr have been a number of circumstances of plagiarism, not referencing sources correctly, utilizing notes or cellphones throughout exams and collaborating with different college students on their work.

One pupil was discovered to have employed a analysis assistant to assist them develop and write their thesis proposal.

One other unintentionally plagiarised in an essay they have been required to submit because of beforehand getting in bother for educational misconduct. They have been required to attend a session on "primary competency in referencing the work of others".

And a bunch of seven college students have been discovered to have copied solutions from a Fb group.

Usually, the punishment for misconduct was a session with Scholar Studying Growth to debate tutorial integrity.

Different punishments included a discount in marks for assessments, and having to put in writing a "reflective essay".

Some assessments moved on-line final yr because of Covid-19 lockdowns,

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