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Old 09-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Location: Va. Beach
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Originally Posted by AnUnidentifiedMale View Post
That reminds me: Cheaters are more likely to be Republicans and supporters of Romney/Ryan.

Upper class people more likely to cheat: study

7 out of the 10 wealthiest congresspeople are democrats. If wealthy = upper class, which it appears to mean int he Berkeley study, then YOUR post is in reverse and SHOULD read,

"That reminds me: Cheaters are more likely to be Democrats and supporters of Obama/Biden. "
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Location: Pacific NW
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This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Some students have been cheating as long as there have been schools and tests. Cell phones are just replacing tiny hand written notes.

Online courses are fine, but the tests need to be written with the idea that they are what used to be called an 'open book' test. They have to be designed so they aren't just a test of regurgitating facts but critical thinking. Groups could still get together to think through the answers, but at least they would be thinking.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:15 PM
Location: California
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I've taken several online course at the local CC but they were all about learning software, MS Office products, HTML, stuff like that. You can do all of that on your own with the resources available online but I wanted it on my transcripts. Those things SHOULD be taught online and not waste precious class room space since you learn by doing and it's easy to know if you are doing it right because it just won't work otherwise! Other subjects I've taken hybrid classes, where some rote work is tested online from home (I can use another computer while logged onto Blackboard from home btw) or is just a series of lessons to read and work through. But papers and discussion are done in class on a regular basis too. I've also tried the online discussion forums, but those are pitiful IMO and a waste of time.
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