Reno, Nev. (Colo) – The school year is in full swing as students head back to classes this week at UNR, but with the advancement of technology, there are concerns about students using AI to cheat on exams and essays.

Sasi Pillay, vice-president of information technology, says it is important to accept challenges when using new technology in the classroom, but it is also important to keep pace with the ever-changing digital world.

“As technology changes, we need to change too, we can’t continue to put up barriers and say, you can’t use that tool or whatever because in the end we need people to be productive in the new workforce.” are developing for, and to be able to do that they need to be aware and be able to use these tools responsibly,” says Peele.

He also says that the way students are being assessed in their classes is helping students become more productive and have a better understanding of what they will face in the workforce.

“Students simply memorizing and repeating things in exams is probably not the best way to learn, or to be productive in the future. These are important in some courses because you often have to look at facts and figures. But at the end of the day, it’s about how you apply those facts and figures and how you work with others that matters most,” says Peele.

For those who do commit fraud, Pillay says UNR has disciplinary actions in place to ensure that violations are addressed.

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