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:
- The Internet is used by cheaters.
- 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.