Research: Spread of smart phones leads to rampant cheating

Only 3 percent of parents said their children use phones to cheat, while 35 percent of students admitted doing so.

Higher education soon will absorb a generation of high school students who frequently use smart phones to store cheat sheets, share test answers with classmates, and scroll through Google search results during exams, according to researchers who examined student cheating habits.

Studies published by academics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and by education technology website Common Sense Media showed that constant sharing between friends – pictures, videos, and text messages – didn’t stop during class.

And even after using web-accessible smart phones to share tips and answers with friends during tests and quizzes, one in four students said they didn’t consider it cheating.…Read More