Cheating has always involved elaborate schemes, but now they are increasingly complex and multinational. Chronicle reporters look at how students in the United States use internet searches to find surrogates overseas to do their work for them, and how those surrogates can raise their standard of living by writing one paper after another. Cheating technology has also infiltrated classrooms, with social-media sites sometimes acting as vehicles for sharing correct test responses. This 36-page collection of articles prepares educators for new challenges in stemming a tide of deception that could undermine the value of college degrees.
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