Some evidence that college students are using the Internet to cheat (gasp) – well, is it really cheating?
With almost a 200% jump in questions submitted to Chegg, you might think so…
The questions seem to be primarily exam questions that are submitted to Chegg for “expert” help. So… I guess it’s cheating.
Or, perhaps it’s student using tools available to them (not free btw) to answer questions that are a) likely overly complicated, b) low-level and c) on topics that they really don’t care about all that much and they’re just looking to make the grade.
A story that we’ve all hear and seen many times before.
If we were providing students with learning experiences they loved, would we have to worry about cheating?
I’m sure we would but likely not to the degree we do now. Well, some of us worry about it a lot now.
Some of us realize that high-stakes testing is just a game that is rigged against any number of student groups at every level of learning.
Maybe let’s not focus so much on testing? And let’s focus on learning?
Because if you’re learning, you can’t really cheat…