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Keep calm and carry on: ChatGPT doesn’t change a thing for academic integrity

Harte, Patrick; Khaleel, Fawad



ChatGPT, while impressive, has little impact in the context of academic integrity and misconduct. Let us explain. In the past students could hire a ghost writer through widely available and easily accessible essay mills to write an assignment. Now with ChatGPT, they can instruct artificial intelligence (AI) instead of a person, at no cost, with immediate turnaround depending on the output required. Operationally this is not a new risk to academic integrity but rather a technological advancement on an already present risk. Over the past decade, we have developed authentic assessments to mitigate the risk of essay mills and we should further develop and use this knowledge within assessment design to meet the challenges posed by AI.

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Acceptance Date Mar 6, 2023
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2023
Publication Date Mar 13, 2023
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023