Student Ethics In The Digital Age

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Student ethics in the digital age is students and their honesty towards cheating in this age of technology. Why do Students cheat, How do they cheat and what is the effect of students cheating. Students will cheat so it is done so that they can say it is done or for to passing the class. Students cheat because they were not prepared and feel as if they must cheat for a good grade. In Alexis Brooke Reddings article, Nurturing Ethical Collaboration, “51 percent of high school students admitted to have cheated on a test while 74 percent copied their friends’ homework”(1). Most students cheat on test because they were unprepared for the test. Students cheat on their homework by copying off of a friends because they did not feel like doing it. Students also cheat just so they can say that it is done. Students cheat on homework just so they can say it is done so they do not have to do it. The article, Nurturing Ethical Collaboration, by Alexis Brooke Redding says, “Students agreed to share answers in subjects in which they excelled in exchange for answers in disciplines in which they were weaker”(2). Students did not know the material and felt that they needed to cheat. The students felt like cheating on the test so it would be done and correct. The question is how do students cheat on the exams and assignments. Students cheat using digital devices. In her article, Nurturing Ethical Collaboration, Miss Redding says, “In June 2012, students at the highly selective Stuyvesant
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