The US sprinter, twice banned after failed drug tests, felt the force of public opinion as he won the 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championship. But is it time to start trusting athletes?
University students can cheat on any type of assessment.
It doesn’t matter how assessments are given to students, as students can still find a way to cheat.
Fake degrees are bad news for universities and employers.
What did I do?
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Most of us keep tabs on other people's wrongdoings but suffer from 'ethical amnesia' when it comes to our own missteps.
How can we be sure athletes with varying disabilities are competing on even terms?
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The classification system is what keeps the Paralympics fair. Although it's not perfect, it's the best system we have, and it's continually being improved.
Jim Thorpe and Ben Johnson were both banned from the Olympics. But if each had played at different points in history, they would have been allowed to compete.
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In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.
Why do we forget our dishonest actions?
We come across dishonest acts in our day-to-day lives. Perhaps we commit them as well. But, guess what? Most of us care so much about being moral that we tend to forget our unethical behavior.
Students are using smart technology to try to beat the exam system.
Technology that wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood spy movie is being marketed at students to help them cheat in exams.
Flying the nest is not always the best option – but it does have its benefits.
When it comes to cheating, humans are not alone in the animal world.
Make students think, not copy.
More handwritten tasks could force students to avoid the dreaded cut and paste.
A new identity for cheating?
Students are creating 'multiple personalities' to cheat on MOOCs. How do they do that? What are its implications?
Why did people make their personal information so easily available to a company that facilitates cheating?
In the Ashley Madison hack were reports of 74,468 unique ".edu" email addresses. If people chose to use their .edu addresses, what does that tell us about awareness of privacy online?
Two news outlets have alleged there was widespread cheating in endurance sports between 2001 and 2012.
Organisers of the World Championship in Athletics will be on their toes after recent revelations of mass doping by endurance athletes. Here's what you need to know about doping and how to evade it.
If universities’ main aim is securing funding for their survival, learning takes a back seat.
Universities' pursuit of stable income streams means they are corrupting the reason they exist in the first place.
Maybe I could pay somebody else to do it.
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The contract cheating business is booming. What tips students over the edge to pay somebody else to do their work?
It’s impossible to compare student work against a database of sources because each pay-for plagiarised assignment is a bespoke creation.
We could be fooled into thinking pay-for plagiarism is a modern, high-tech invention. However, the internet merely supports the logistics.
Students are encouraged to cheat when they see people getting rewarded for dishonest acts in society.
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Surveys show that 95% of high school students and 70% of college students are involved in some form of cheating.
College athletes need to pay attention to their academic life.
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As the NFL Draft starts in Chicago, it is important to remember that most college athletes need to pay attention to their academic life: only about 4% will go on to play professionally.
The Patriots ran away with the AFC Championship. What did deflated footballs have to do with it?
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News reports say that 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots in their AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts were deflated, showing about 2 pounds per square inch (psi…
Paying your way.
When students pay companies to write essays for them, the work they receive in return is often of poor quality. That’s the main finding of new research released by schools exam regulator Ofqual into companies…