'Knowledge acquisition is instant'
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Knowledge acquisition instant in internet age, expert says

Instances of alleged cheating at Welsh universities have risen by almost 50% in the past three years.

Figures obtained by a BBC Radio Wales Freedom of Information request showed from the academic year 2013-14 to 2015-16 the number of allegations went up from 1,370 to 2,044.

Dr Mike Reddy, an independent expert on academic integrity and plagiarism, said "knowledge acquisition is instant" given the internet.

"In some ways we're still assessing in a very 19th Century way, 'write an essay, write a report' and yet people coming up now have never lived without the internet," he said.

  • 26 Jun 2017