According to a Reuters Story, over 125 undergraduates were involved in a final exam cheating scandal within Harvard University. While the details have not been fully released, it is reported that as many as 60 students have been forced to withdraw from the ivy league school after one of the largest cheating scandals in recent memory.
Harvard students might face tremendous pressure to achieve academic greatness but that’s never been a good excuse for cheating and it doesn’t acknowledge the pressure that so many other institutions also exert on students. The prevalence of cheating in all types of academic environments isn’t going away anytime soon because the temptations and ease of cheating isn’t going away either.
Elaborate systems involving texts, web access and even voice calls make for a dizzying array of cheating methods and all point to a single solution for the problem – Detect and enforce a no cell phone policy.
Armed with the ubiquitous smartphone, all students have access to Google, copies of tests or even direct communication with other cheating students. Elaborate systems involving texts, web access and even voice calls make for a dizzying array of cheating methods and all point to a single solution for the problem – Detect and enforce a no cell phone policy.
Since you cannot enforce such a policy until you can first detect and locate the culprit, BVS offers the PocketHound cell phone detector as the most effective solution to students using cell phones to cheat. Although PocketHound is currently seeing a surge of adoption in the security and corrections industries, it’s effectiveness cannot be undervalued in academic situations involving test taking as well as day-to-day classroom monitoring. PocketHound is small enough to be concealed and easy enough to be fully operated from within any teacher, administrator or security personnel’s pocket. It’s roughly 75 foot detection range makes it ideal for most any classroom size and it’s $499 price will fit any budget.