Oz students call on hi-tech help for cheating during exams

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Melbourne, Nov 1 (ANI): School students are exchanging tips on the Internet on how new technology can be used to cheat in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams.

Postings on popular student study sites, including Bored of Studies, show that students are discussing new ways to cheat by smuggling in notes on phones and MP3 players.

Storing notes on iPods and sending text messages from mobiles in toilet breaks are among suggestions from current and former students.

In 2008, 39 students were found guilty of cheating in the HSC - 28 caught plagiarising and 11 others penalised for taking unauthorised notes into exams.

The New South Wales (NSW) Board of Studies conceded a number of HSC students had been caught trying to smuggle electronic devices into exam rooms.

Howeever, spokeswoman Rebecca Lloyd said traditional cheating methods were still the most common.

"While the technology is there, it's not proving as useful to them as you might think," News.com.au quoted her as saying. (ANI)

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