“My colleagues and I knew the transition to remote teaching would present new challenges”
This is one of the obvious potential problems with online learning.
NBC News in Boston reports:
BU Investigates Whether Students Cheated on Online Tests Amid Shutdown: Report
Boston University is investigating allegations that some students cheated while taking online exams from home amid the coronavirus crisis, the Boston Globe reports.
The school is investigating whether those students used online tutoring services, such as Chegg, to answer questions while taking exams from home. BU is focusing specifically on classes in physics and chemistry.
It remains unclear how the university was alerted to the situation, but a chemistry professor who emailed his students about what happened told the Globe that the situation was an “aberration.”
“My colleagues and I knew the transition to remote teaching would present new challenges,” Binyomin Abrams told the paper.
“Online learning presents challenges in conducting assessments that are not the same as in the classroom,” the professor said. “I’ll leave it at that.”
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