New frontiers in high-tech cheating

With shrinking wireless devices, online classes and the emergence of wearable technology, it’s easier than ever to cheat

Rosemary Counter
October 19, 2014

Sometime next year, Apple will launch its watch, a sleek, wearable technology with full wireless capabilities, including downloadable apps, access to maps and photos, notifications via vibration and even a walkie-talkie function. The Apple Watch will offer “new, intimate ways to connect and communicate,” CEO Tim Cook said at its unveiling, but, for teachers and professors, it will further complicate a growing problem: high-tech cheating in Canadian classrooms.

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Shockingly Widespread Standardized Test Cheating in Schools in 39 States

New study says allegations of cheating in Atlanta Public Schools "just the tip of the iceberg."

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Pirates, cheats and IT certs Cheating is on the rise, but IT certification programs are fighting back.


Computerworld - It didn't take long for the test center proctor to realize something was amiss. One group of people clearly stood out from the rest of the candidates taking a popular IT certification exam. They sat rigidly in their chairs, hardly moving at all, and they proceeded through the questions at a pace of six items per minute, well above the norm of one to two questions per minute. All scored well above the minimum needed to pass the test.

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Cursive Is an Endangered Species

June 27, 2014 by

Over the past decade or so, something big has been happening in public schools throughout the United States: Instruction in cursive writing has all but disappeared, cut from curricula as schools bring more technology (and keyboarding) into the classroom. The new Common Core Standards for education omit training in cursive handwriting altogether. Even in the few schools where cursive is still taught, the subject is often covered in one year and writing in cursive is not required thereafter. Many young people entering college cannot write or read cursive. Indeed, many cannot even sign their name in traditional cursive.

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