New technologies make cheating easy
Cheating by students is probably far more common than most other forms of fraud and is on the rise, the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education report states.
A survey by the US Centre for Academic Integrity found 70 per cent of students admitted to some form of plagiarism or related cheating.
Forty per cent admitted to cutting-and-pasting online data without giving appropriate acknowledgement. The centre says this cheating trend has worsened over time perhaps because of new technology, mass higher education and information overload.