Tweets for Today

  • 08:07 Listened to a story on NPR about Baha'i children's classes on NPR. #
  • 09:04 Former stu asking me about rebuilding her compy. She said it has a 60MB hd. Explained new hd wouldn't work. Actually a 20GB hd *headdesk* #
  • 10:07 Multi-tasking while paying attention to the GeorgiaVIEW weekly web conference call. #
  • 12:05 Finally think almost everything is in place for the maintenance tonight. Sent email for the last item. #
  • 15:08 hahahaha Call for Presentations for *subtracts* words when comma punctuation used. #
  • 16:42 Headed home. Nap for a hour. Dinner. Then dead time for a hour or two before 10pm – 3am work tonight. Hopefully it will run quick. #
  • 20:49 Twiddling my thumbs before going back to work in an hour. Nice I can work from home. #
  • 21:43 Okay… Let's get this party started… Tonight's upgrade will go super smoothly (tapping into The Secret). 😀 #
  • 21:47 @dgcombs Are you saying The Secret is bunk? #
  • 23:14 Need a bigger monitor to watch 17 shell windows simultaneously… #
  • 01:30 100,000s of students can now use Office 2007 MIME types in our Blackboard Vista systems. Office 2007 users still get kicked out.. Bb? MS? #

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Study Groups Violate Academic Integrity?

Maybe I need to add a “What were they thinking?” category?

A student created a Facebook group for chemistry students to ask peers for help. As these students already collaborate face-to-face in a study room and use official tutoring services, this was just replicating this online. The students claim to just be helping each other.

So why was the professor upset enough to ask for the student to be expelled? I think it boils down to:

  1. The Internet is used by cheaters.
  2. An invite talked about posting solutions.

Probably like all other cases I’ve seen there is more to the story than what is being reported.