Technology has expanded educational opportunities, but it also makes it easier for academic dishonesty to succeed.

Academic dishonesty goes beyond cheating on tests or assignments–it includes anything that gives a student an unfair advantage, or anything that violates the academic trust of a faculty member or institution.

And catching academic dishonesty is only part of the challenge. Institutions need to put in place and enforce policies and technologies that deter and prevent instances of academic dishonesty.

Eighty-four percent of higher education professionals said they believe student dishonesty is a significant issue, and 68 percent of all undergraduate students admit to cheating on tests or written work, according to a whitepaper from ProctorU.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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