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Using a Student Response System to Reduce Academic Cheating

Roberson, Donna W. PhD, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181990dc8
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Communication technologies have increased academic integrity violations in nursing programs. Previous methods to reduce cheating may not be sufficient to circumvent the technology-savvy student. Teaching outcomes have improved using technology such as the student response system. The author discusses how the use of a student response system reduced academic integrity violations during examinations, improved student interest and participation in class, and reduced faculty workload when evaluating student performance.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing Science-Senior Division, East Carolina University College of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina.

Correspondence: East Carolina University College of Nursing, Health Sciences Bldg 2126, Greenville, NC 27834 (

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