Students think on-line exams made an easy-cheat

They assume epidemic dishonesty last year, by other people

Study support provider (and CMM advertiser) Studiosity surveyed students at Australian universities, who reported they thought 2020 was a big year for academic cheating.

A third of survey responders thought someone they knew had cheated and 69 per cent of that group believed the main reason was on-line exams made it easier. Way more locals thought this than internationals.

But just because they thought their peers were cheating does not mean they would – 82 per cent of the sample said they would not.   Interesting pandemic result – and in-line with a previous Studiosity survey which found no increase in student-stress last year on 2019 (CMM May 18).  People cope, but suspect their peers don’t.