Wednesday, September 12, 2012
"Cheating Scandal at Havard." (should it really be called a cheating scandal ?)
In a recent video I watched there was cheating scandal at Harvard University. Student were giving a take home test. Some of the students collaborated with other student about answer to the test. Which went against the university code. The university is conducting an investigation on the scandal. The university is making decision on what should they do to the students who did the scandal.
Many would say that collaborating with other students on a take home test is cheating. In my humble opinion, I think they were not cheating. If you are giving a take home test, you would have the right to get all the help you can get. This incident shouldn't be considered as cheating nor a scandal. If the professor didn't get specific instruction on the test, the students should have known what they should do and not do. With a take home test you should find every resource you can to help you get the answer you need.I think the university should consider this a trial and error. The university should make sure that the rule are strictly reinforced so that this don't happened again in the future.