By Andy Thomason
Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a way students are cheating to earn credit in MOOCs. The method is the subject of a working paper, “Detecting and Preventing ‘Multiple-Account’ Cheating in Massive Open Online Courses,” published online on Monday.
According to the researchers, some students are creating at least two accounts in a MOOC — one or more with which to purposely fail assignments in order to discover the correct answers, which they use to ace the assignments in their primary account.
[ Full article available at The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/this-is-how-students-cheat-in-moocs/103617 ]