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Facebook as Plagiarism Infrastructure - Ryerson University Fights Back

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Okay, it was only a matter of time.

Ryerson University is going after a student who created a Facebook group to crowdsource a course assignment/take home test. Yes the students should know better, but why is the professor not disciplined too? The assignment should be crowdsourcing resistent. They are as much to blame for making cheating so easy.

Like I always tell folks, if you leave a new bike at the end of your lawn and somebody takes it, you are only to blame. Teachers who fail to properly update assignments each semester, to reflect local contexts, are not victims, but are simply careless. Harsh? Perhaps, but it is true. It takes two to tango.

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