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  • Newspaper

    AI-assisted plagiarism? ChatGPT bot says it has an answer for that

    UK

    Press

    Alex Hern - The Guardian

    Headteachers and university lecturers are concerned that ChatGPT, which can provide convincing human-sounding answers to exam questions, could spark a wave of cheating in homework and exam coursework. Users can ask questions ranging from simple factual queries to absurd requests and receive coherent responses written in natural English. The output of ChatGPT hasn’t triggered any conventional plagiarism detectors since the text it produces hasn’t been written before, leaving assessors struggling to work out how to identify cheaters.

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    Academics warn of ‘arms race’ in contract cheating

    Australia

    Press

    Nicole Precel and Adam Carey - The Age

    The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency received 385 referrals about contract cheating in the first half of 2022, compared with 138 in 2021 and 21 in 2020. Cheating is becoming an “arms race”, and it ranges from students visiting cheating sites to have just one question answered, to paying ghost-writers to complete an entire subject. According to a professor in academic integrity, a new weapon in this race is artificial intelligence, which generates essays almost from scratch or answers problems with the right prompt.

  • Newspaper

    Surge in GCSE and A-level candidates penalised for ‘malpractice’ in England

    UK

    Press

    Richard Adams - The Guardian

    According to Ofqual, the exam regulator for England, over 4,300 candidates were penalised over cheating this year during A-level and GCSE exams. 2,000 candidates caught in possession of a mobile phone were given mark reductions, while about 1,500 students received warnings. Moreover 800 candidates were penalised by having their exam voided. Ofqual also published its report into the conduct of the 2022 exam series, which noted that 14 schools and colleges reported cyberattacks aimed at accessing exam administration software or student work.

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    Umalusi on allegations of cheating involving some candidates and teachers

    South Africa

    Press

    Government of South Africa (Pretoria) - All Africa

    The Quality Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) is concerned about the allegations of cheating involving candidates and teachers. According to the reports, the candidates in question paid teachers to have access to the answers posted on a WhatsApp group during toilet breaks while the examinations were in session. While an investigation is conducted by the Department of Basic Education, the CEO of Umalusi reassured the public that rigorous and robust quality assurance mechanisms will be used to safeguard the integrity and credibility of the National Senior Certificate.

  • Newspaper

    Ministry ‘must step in’ to prevent plagiarism

    Taiwan China

    Press

    CNA - Taipei Times

    Following two scandals at National Taiwan University involving two politicians, the president of the Union of Private School Educators called on the Ministry of Education to ensure that university dissertation plagiarism is prevented. Academics are unlikely to blow the whistle on misconduct by politicians studying for degrees. Instead of being compromised by favours from politicians, thesis advisers should instead be gatekeepers of academic ethics.

  • Integrity matters! Using open educational practices to address online integrity

    Cindy Ives; Beth Perry; Pamela Walsh; Cheryl Kier

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  • Newspaper

    Rise in contract-cheating and plagiarism during online exams: what can teachers do?

    India

    Press

    Sukanya Nandy - News 18

    Following the impact of Covid-19 on the education sector, learning institutions worldwide are adopting digital tools that help assessors identify original content, and are working with their faculty to develop an awareness of academic integrity. The Learning Spiral survey shows over 70 per cent of students in India admitted to cheating in online exams, and others admitted to copying answers word-for-word without offering citations.

  • Scientific integrity referents: the example of Inserm in France

    Ghislaine Filliatreau

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    Universities assure minister they are dealing with cheating

    Australia, Canada

    Press

    The Globe and Mail - University World News

    African ghost-writer claims to have written hundreds of papers for New Zealand students while allegedly working for Eastern China-based academic essay writing service Assignment Joy. The anonymous whistle-blower alleges that some New Zealand students graduated without ever writing a single assignment. Urgent talks are ongoing between New Zealand universities and the Government to follow Australia’s move, outlaw cheating websites and block them from local access.

  • Conference on promoting academic integrity: IIEP shares practical policies and tools

    News

    IIEP contributed to a conference organized by the Council of Europe and Erasmus University in Rotterdam, sharing its insights on how values of academic integrity can be translated into practice.

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