Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cheater Cheater Pants on Fire!

So I see this article (http://education-portal.com/articles/75_to_98_Percent_of_College_Students_Have_Cheated.html).
Well, if this is the case, then we have two basic options as I see it.
First, change the meaning of the word.  This would be done realizing the strong reliance on collaboration in today’s world.  Problems are two big to solve on your own and time is two short not to take advantage of the internet and other readily available resources.  You could group students differently throughout the semester on various assignments and the individual student would get the average of the grades for the groups on which he served.
Second, you would have to make, at each school, a central repository for assessments.  That is, professors must be lumped into the dough of those who can’t be trusted.  All work would be completed at the testing center under close scrutiny, cameras would be involved.
I suppose a third option exists.  Combine the two methods.  Have a midterm and final scheduled at the repository and complete all other assignments in groups.

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