Online Learning Update

February 26, 2015

Cheating or Collaboration?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed

The computer science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeking a balance between promoting student collaboration and fostering individual academic achievement, will continue to let students share their work online. The department last week cracked down on students who were posting code — and thereby sharing answers to homework assignments — to the repository Web site GitHub. But after students criticized the department, which invoked copyright law to force the Web site to remove the code, faculty backtracked.

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