E-cheating and calculator technology: a preliminary study into casual implications of calculator-technology usage on students' attitude toward e-cheating
Across the globe, educational institutions are adopting e-learning tools into their curricula to cater to the ever-growing demand for technology inside the classrooms. Where traditional blackboards have been replaced by virtual whiteboards and library books by online resources, teachers are trying hard to cope with the growing competition from technology outside the classroom that has captured their students’ attention and imagination, with more technology, perhaps increasing student dependency. However, the author’s previous research has shown that engaging e-learning tools to enhance student learning experience is not enough as it has negative impact on students’ attitude towards e-cheating, disillusioning their awareness to cyber ethics. So, how do teachers ensure that the methods of teaching and the tools therewith truly enhance student learning and not affect their sense of ethics? As a part of an on-going research, this paper highlights the exponential usage of calculators in the classrooms and their impact on student’ attitude towards e-cheating, and recommends further studies to measure the correlation of calculator dependency in the classroom to student attitude towards e-cheating and professionalism at workplaces.
Khan, Z. 2009, 'E-cheating and calculator technology: a preliminary study into casual implications of calculator-technology usage on students' attitude toward e-cheating', 5th International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 2009), University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, pp. 1-5.