Academic Integrity Matters: Successful Learning with Mobile Technology

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


Educational institutions often struggle to identify what is the best pedagogical approach to engaging students with academic integrity content. As student plagiarism and cheating frequently occur, new strategies are needed to address this challenge in educational settings. The Canadian academic integrity mobile technology project developed one digital strategy, Integrity Matters, to enhance student academic integrity knowledge and understanding using an innovative pedagogical approach. Best strategies, from 774 undergraduate student users perspective, for accessing, delivering, assessing and learning this information with mobile technology (m-learning) are explored. Following completion of the six lessons and subsequent quizzes, academic integrity knowledge increased for the research study participants in engineering, math, computer science, and arts faculties. The Integrity Matters open access trilingual mobile application (available in Android and iOS) can be readily adopted across post-secondary colleges and universities and adapted to meet institutional priority needs.


Academic integrity Academic misconduct Core values Mobile learning Digital badge 



The authors wish to acknowledge research funding support from eCampusOntario. Also, the authors acknowledge support from the University of Waterloo, Renison University College and Trinity Western University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Renison University CollegeUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Trinity Western UniversityLangleyCanada

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