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Bob Smith’s secret

2 January 2014 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Online classes see cheating go high-tech.  Tech-savvy students are finding ways to cheat that let them ace online courses with minimal effort, in ways that are difficult to detect, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.   ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... "Bob … [Read more...]

Deakin students expelled over plagiarism

The Age    |    5 October 2012         The Australian    |    6 October Deakin University has suspended nine international student  among a large group investigated for submitting work they had not completed themselves. Chris Kelly, deputy dean of business and law, said about 100 students had been investigated over “inconsistencies and irregularities” in a group assignment late last year. The university lodged formal allegations of academic misconduct against 30 of the students, and expelled nine of them following hearings.   None appealed the penalties. The university declined to say what had happened to the other 21 students, citing privacy considerations. Kelly said … [Read more...]

Deakin deals with accusation of “institutional plagiarism”

Australian Universities Review    |    September 2012 The Australian Universities' Review (AUR) is published by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) “to encourage debate and discussion about issues in higher education and its contribution to Australian public life, with an emphasis on those matters of concern to NTEU members.”  AUR has been in continuous publication since 1958.  AUR is published twice a year, in February and September, and is on the ERA Ranked Journal List. The current issue features a report on Deakin University having been accused of “institutional plagiarism” in its use of materials from a Flinders University medical course in 2008. Copyright agreements were … [Read more...]