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Time’s up for cheats as new laws announced

The Morrison government will introduce legislation to curb academic cheating at university, with people found guilty facing up to two years’ jail time or a $210,000 fine. The new laws are targeting so-called “contract cheating”, where third parties provide assessment ...

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New plagiarism tool developed by educators

Text-matching software for detecting and preventing plagiarism is nothing new, but new software released by Swedish start-up Urkund in partnership with Androgogic promises to up the ante. In a world increasingly full of “copy and paste” and students paying for ...

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The evolution of academic misconduct

The student experience has been greatly impacted by the student learning experience. Online resources provide students with a wealth of knowledge, apps have provided a gamified approach to learning, and virtual classrooms offer students the ability to sit in on ...

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A contract cheating update

More than 5 to 10 per cent of students engage in some form of contract cheating. In a tutorial of 20 students, therefore, one or two are cheating in this manner. Associate Professor Tracey Bretag provided this update on contract cheating ...

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