To maintain the quality of education, integrity and honesty must be upheld by students and teachers in learning environments. The prevention of cheating is a prime factor in this endeavor. The Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the implementation of policies and practices to inhibit cheating behaviors in academic settings. Highlighting emerging pedagogies, empirical-based evidence, and future directions, this book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, educators, school administrators, and researchers interested in preventing academic dishonesty.
Cheating in educational institutions and society not only threatens the overall quality of the education, as well as its dissemination of knowledge, but it also affects the current social fabric. With the ever-evolving realm of the internet, the scope of plagiarism has now expanded and presents new detection challenges. As such, methods, strategies, and models need to be employed to preserve the integrity of institutions of higher education (HEIs). Prevention and Detection of Academic Misconduct in Higher Education is an essential research book that analyzes traditional and contemporary methods of cheating, the prevention and detection of academic misconduct, and the cross-cultural implications of academic dishonesty. Edited by an esteemed IGI Global editor in the field of education, this publication highlights related topics including diagnostic testing, mobile technologies, and electronic plagiarism detection, making it a valuable resource for educators, administrators, academicians, researchers, and professionals seeking to maintain the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge.
Higher education has embraced a period of increasingly rapid development due to the speed of technological advances, increased global competition, an ever more astute and savvier consumer base, and ethical planetary responsibilities. One such educational development is transnational education (TNE). The global pandemic has made TNE a timely topic because traditional international education, which relies on the mobility of staff and students, experienced unprecedented challenges, with borders closed and travel banned. This has presented the international education community with a unique opportunity to reassess the effectiveness and efficiency of transnational activities from a social, ethical, and environmental perspective. The Handbook of Research on Developments and Future Trends in Transnational Higher Education offers a perspective of what the future of TNE may look like, what models of TNE there are, its impact, and what institutions may have to do to be successful moving forward. Universities around the world are growing their TNE partnerships. This reference book explores the benefits TNE can offer universities, staff, and students, while increasing its global outlook and capabilities. It further provides concrete suggestions to readers considering this. Covering topics such as employability skill enhancement, formative assessment, and online higher education, this major reference work is an excellent resource for faculty and administrators of higher education, teacher educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, librarians, and academicians.
The book brings together diverse views from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, beginning with different definitions of academic integrity through how to create the ethical academy. At the same time, the Handbook does not shy away from some of the vigorous debates in the field such as the causes of academic integrity breaches. There has been an explosion of interest in academic integrity in the last 10-20 years. New technologies that have made it easier than ever for students to ‘cut and paste’, coupled with global media scandals of high profile researchers behaving badly, have resulted in the perception that plagiarism is ‘on the rise’. This, in combination with the massification and commercialisation of higher education, has resulted in a burgeoning interest in the importance of academic integrity, how to safeguard it and how to address breaches appropriately. What may have seemed like a relatively easy topic to address – students copying sources without attribution – has in fact, turned out to be a very complex, interdisciplinary field of research requiring contributions from linguists, psychologists, social scientists, anthropologists, teaching and learning specialists, mathematicians, accountants, medical doctors, lawyers and philosophers, to name just a few. Despite or perhaps because of this broad interest and input, there has been no single authoritative reference work which brings together the vast, growing, interdisciplinary and at times contradictory body of literature. For both established researchers/practitioners and those new to the field, this Handbook provides a one-stop-shop as well as a launching pad for new explorations and discussions.
The field of education is in constant flux as new theories and practices emerge to engage students and improve the learning experience. Research advances help to make these improvements happen and are essential to the continued improvement of education. The Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education provides international perspectives from education professors and researchers, cyberneticists, psychologists, and instructional designers on the processes and mechanisms of the global learning environment. Highlighting a compendium of trends, strategies, methodologies, technologies, and models of applied learning theory and design, this publication is well-suited to meet the research and practical needs of academics, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as well as curriculum and instructional design professionals.
Registering for courses, securing financial aid, developing strong study skills, and mastering difficult course material are just a few of the wide variety of obstacles that college students must overcome on their path to graduation. Beyond inadequate academic preparation, first-generation college students may not be able to rely on family or friends for advice about higher education and thus face the additional burden of constructing a support network of mentors and advisors. Without suitable advice and counseling, these students may make decisions that adversely affect their circumstances—and thus, their education. Academic Language and Learning Support Services in Higher Education is an essential scholarly resource that examines the quality, organization, and administration of academic advisement and academic support systems for college and university students that connect them to the academic community and foster an appreciation of lifelong learning. Featuring a wide range of topics such as enrollment services, professional developments, and service learning, this text is ideal for academicians, academic advisers, mentors, curriculum designers, counsellors, administrators, higher education faculty, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students.
This open access book presents original contributions and thought leadership on academic integrity from a variety of Canadian scholars. It showcases how our understanding and support for academic integrity have progressed, while pointing out areas urgently requiring more attention. Firmly grounded in the scholarly literature globally, it engages with the experience of local practicioners. It presents aspects of academic integrity that is specific to Canada, such as the existence of an "honour culture", rather than relying on an "honour code". It also includes Indigenous voices and perspectives that challenge traditional understandings of intellectual property, as well as new understandings that have arisen as a consequence of Covid-19 and the significant shift to online and remote learning. This book will be of interest to senior university and college administrators who are interested in ensuring the integrity of their institutions. It will also be of interest to those implementing university and college policy, as well as those who support students in their scholarly work.
This book discusses the issue of academic misconduct and publication ethics in general and plagiarism in particular, with a focus on case studies in various universities around the world (notably in Japan, Singapore, Australia, USA, and Canada). We are especially interested in students’ and teachers’ perception of academic misconduct and their definition and understanding of plagiarism. Most chapters discuss undergraduates’ understanding of academic dishonesty and students’ experiences using plagiarism softwares. The book also analyzes teachers’ perception of cheating and how they respond to it. Writing is perceived by all of the teachers to be the most important form of assessment that required preventative measures in order to reduce the occurrence of academic dishonesty among students. Each chapter recommends strategies to fight plagiarism, such as establishing guidelines and regulations concerning academic integrity, awareness of the scale of the issue (scandals at all levels in most countries, even including famous scholars, administrators, and elected officials), assessing the damage done to academic reputation and credibility, developing trust and credibility on social media (especially with the recent disturbing growth of fake news and data), minimizing the proliferation of dishonest accreditation, of identity theft, of fake peer-reviews, and fighting the growing number of fake papers, with or without the use of computer-generated academic works.
As the world moves toward an integrated global society, it is essential for teachers to understand the potential cultural and linguistic differences present in students. Many classrooms have accidentally made themselves exclusionary through rigid instruction. Teaching strategies must be flexible to cater to a diverse range of students. By catering to a wider range of students, the education system grows more inclusive, and a higher volume of educated citizens are produced. The Handbook of Research on Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students explores the promising practices for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse international students within post-secondary educational institutions. This book presents student voice as it relates to student satisfaction and student perceptions of learning. Covering topics such as learning technology integration, student engagement, and instruction planning, it is an essential resource for faculty of higher education, university administration, preservice teachers, academicians, and researchers.
This book addresses issues related to ethics and integrity in teacher training. Authors pay special attention to the role ethics plays in teaching practice and the importance of establishing expectations for students to learn with integrity from a young age. The book celebrates global perspectives on ethics and integrity for pre-service teachers, acknowledging that although some aspects of ethics are universal, the ways in which these are implemented can vary. Contributors present original research, case studies, and recommendations for practice and teaching. The book draws on a range of theoretical and conceptual foundations including applied ethics, academic integrity, and moral education.
This book aims to broaden the horizons of academic integrity by discussing novel practices and technologies, and the importance of student involvement in building a culture of academic integrity. Examples are the outreach efforts towards a range of non-educational organisations, the exploration and comparison of ethical policies and actions in different institutions, and the improvement of student responses in research on sensitive topics. It explores a range of scenarios and strategies adopted in different parts of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, and addresses new technological advances for investigating types of academic misconduct that are difficult to find, including translation plagiarism, contract cheating, the usage of the proctoring systems, and the innovative use of data mining to detect cheating on on-line quizzes. The work shows how working with students is an essential part of the fight against academic misconduct. The student voice can be a powerful source of motivation for students, but educators also need to understand their perspectives, especially regarding such an important topic as academic integrity.