Essay on Academic Integrity

879 Words Mar 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Introduction “Are students’ perceptions of academic integrity the same in the online environment as they are in the classroom?” (Swartz & Cole. Journal of Business and Education Leadership. Pg. 102) With so many more business students taking courses online, instructors and institutions have to trust that the students are being trustworthy. It also needs to be determined as to what constitutes cheating and what is acceptable. After studying online business course students – in regards to academic integrity – it seems that the use of technological advances needs to be evaluated in the online setting as well as the classroom as to whether it is acceptable for use or considered cheating.

Summary What is academic integrity? “It is the
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You have so much information available at your fingertips at any given time. “May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.” (Psalms 25:21, NLT) As a Christian business student, I have always felt it to be my responsibility to act in a manner with integrity in life as well as in all my school work. “For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” (Galatians 6:5, NLT) I found the ways to improve online accountability very interesting, like using Skype or fingerprint recognition as well as locking students out of internet sites during exams. I found one student’s response to the survey, thought provoking in regards to the times we live in: “Understand that in the real world the ability to track down existing information is a key skill. Information is so available these days that the standard of memorizing information rather than understanding the concepts is antiquated. True it's difficult to gauge a student’s [sic] performance in an untraditional environment, it would move things to a discussion group rather than a cram your brain and vomit the information on the test the next day practice of traditional students.” (Swartz & Cole. Journal of Business and Education Leadership. Pg. 109) It really hit home with me as to the society we live in and what is acceptable.
With all of this information fresh in my mind, I realize that it is up to me to be a trustworthy example of a Christian

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