Is cheating too easy in online college courses?

By Joshua Lim, The Columbus Dispatch
June 1st, 2015

Increase in online enrollments leads to examination of cheating rates

online-cheatingAn Ohio State student’s entrepreneurial approach to academics cost almost two dozen fellow students some money — and academic discipline.

An investigation by the university’s Committee on Academic Misconduct found that an unidentified student completed online course work for 23 other classmates in exchange for payment. All of the students were punished — some with expulsion, for paying what is an unknown amount of money for the cheating.

Federal educational privacy laws prohibit OSU from releasing the names of the students involved or the specific punishments handed down.

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