DETERMINANTS OF THE UNETHICAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Alexandra Georgiana POENARU

Abstract

The problems related to information technology are present across various domains, including the educational one. The accelerated development of information technology has inevitably led to the adaptation of the educational system to the demands of the knowledge society. In nowadays society, the use of information technology by students can be both an oportunity and a threat. One of the negative consequences of resorting to information technology is related to unethical use. Plagiarism, the improper use of certain programs, hacking different software etc. are cases of an unethical use of information technology by students. The purpose of this paper is to make an X-ray of the literature and highlight the reasons why students choose to call on such methods, but also to emphasise on how they approach the unethical use of information technology.

Keywords: plagiarism, ethics, studies