Beyond deep, surface or strategic: cheating in a free online course

I suppose it was inevitable, but, when the point is learning only, why bother?

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Beyond deep, surface or strategic: cheating in a free online course

This screenshot shows an online learner (“Customer”) in a free online course (http://www.edx.org/course/harvardx/harvardx-ph207x-health-numbers-354), purchasing answers to the final exam questions.

This prompted quite a debate in the discussion forums of the course.

What is the point in achieving a course completion certificate by cheating in this way? The certificate does not carry any credit; the only benefit of taking the course is the learning.

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One thought on “Beyond deep, surface or strategic: cheating in a free online course

  1. Tracey Madden says:

    Gosh, this is a sad state of affairs. I’d love to know what is going through the mind of the ‘customer’… *and* the so-called ‘Expert’.

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