It’s time for the latest college news. This comes from a new study by the Pew Research Center. They polled more than 1,000 college presidents, and over 2,000 recent college grads and found out:
- Plagiarism has reached an all-time high. More than half of the college presidents say they’ve seen an increase in plagiarism over the past decade. And they say that the Internet is the biggest reason - because cutting-and-pasting is so easy. So, more schools are using plagiarism-checking websites like TurnItIn.com, which compares essays against millions of books, periodicals, and archived student papers.
- What else did the Pew Research study find? Most college presidents believe that in 10 years, more than half of all college textbooks will be “digital-only.”
- Also: 71% of recent grads believe that online classes are not as good as those taught face to face. On the flip side, over half of the college presidents believe online classes are equal to in-person classes. And that in 10 years, most students will be learning exclusively online.