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Dr. Krishnadas speaks to KT on ‘How technology and data analytics may be used to combat academic dishonesty’


Academic integrity crisis has been daunting universities for a long time, and universities in the UAE are no different when it comes to facing this Herculean task. With the advent of technology in classrooms and innovations in assessment components, cheating has shifted from the orthodox style of peeping in answer sheets to hiring online tutors for completing assignments. Assessments in universities today are not limited to examinations; students are no longer in small cohorts, pen and paper style writing is becoming obsolete, and hence new terms have evolved: Plagiarism, academic dishonesty, e-cheating and academic collusion. The cheating plague is ubiquitous and needs to be addressed from scratch.

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