Academic Integrity

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Today, in the era of technology, there has been a huge decrease in students academic integrity. With easier access to the internet through cell phone and computers, it has become as easy as a click of a couple buttons to copy someone else’s work of look up the answers for the homework that is assigned. With this increase in technology and internet access, it has become easier for college students to cheat and plagiarise in their online courses, and harder for instructors to regulate academic dishonesty. Online courses tend to be more challenging than regular, physical classes. In her article, Visara Ekahitanond states that, “Online learning enables students to work anywhere, with anybody, so teachers have a hard time detecting, identifying,…show more content…
Many students are unfamiliar with the term academic integrity. They cannot distinguish between academic honesty and dishonesty. Academic integrity is this sort of moral standard, and with this increase to the internet, this moral seems to be disappearing. “The academic culture of university is characterized by integrity and commitment of academic members to ethics code and moral values in producing scientific works and documents. (p. 176).” Mohammad Farisi explains that academic integrity is a commitment you make towards being academically honest and citing your sources when using other people’s work. When a student becomes academically dishonest, the student becomes less desirable as a character. Since students tend to be uneducated on the definition of academic dishonesty, Firisi gives an…show more content…
Farisi then goes on to explain the meaning if each of these categories. The first category, plagiarism and piracy, means that the student is using another person’s work without giving credit where it is do. The student does not cite or acknowledge the person whom they took the information from. The second category, which is fabrication and forgery, is simply making up information. The third category, which consists of falsification, fraud, invent, massage, and fudge, is defined as accurately portraying information. The fourth category, misrepresentation, honest errors, and deception, Farisi describes as falsely representing oneself. The next category is misbehavior, cooking, or trimming, which is defined as acting in ways that counteract expectations. Finally, the sixth category, which is cheating or bribery, is defined as giving or obtaining assistance in a formal academic exercise. By explaining the different categories and definitions of academic dishonesty, Farisi offers information on the subject in order to persuade students to stray away from academic
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