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This Is How Students Cheat in MOOCs

25 Aug

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 ]

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Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Industry News, MOOCs in the News

 

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