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Dartmouth Medical School Catches Some Students Cheating on Online Tests – and Erroneously Accuses Others

Dartmouth Medical School has accused 17 students of cheating while taking tests online. Seven of the cases have already been dismissed after the school admitted the students might not have cheated at all. In the past year, many students have had to take exams remotely, as in-person classes have been canceled due to rules implemented in response to the Chinese coronavirus.

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy at the Hull York Medical School, Dr Kat Sanders prepares a remote learning session for her students from her office on the university campus in Hull, northern England on March 5, 2021. (Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)

Students Have Figured Out How to Cheat on Tests Graded by AI

Students have figured out how to exploit testing software that uses AI technology to grade written answers. Several students explained to reporters this week that the software gives perfect scores on essay questions after students simply entered a list of relevant keywords instead of a standard test answer.

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75% of Georgia Tech Profs Call for Online Courses in Fall

Professors at Georgia Tech in circulated a petition last week that calls on administrators to keep courses online for the fall semester. Over 850 professors and teachers, or about 75% of all instructors and faculty, have signed onto the petition thus far.

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Florida Law Grads Will Take Online Bar Exam

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners announced on Friday that it has replaced its scheduled July bar examination for recent law school graduates with an online examination that will take place in August. Other states, including Oregon, Utah, and Washington, have already canceled the bar exam entirely.

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Cal State U. Refuses to Lower Fall Tuition Despite Classes Remaining Online

The Cal State University system announced this week that it will not lower tuition for students across its 23 campuses this fall despite its decision to keep classes online. A majority of college students claim that the quality of their education declined when their courses moved online in March. Cal State Students will even be expected to pay campus-based fees for the fall semester.

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Study: Online College Classes Enable Rampant Cheating

A recent study revealed that 62 percent of college students acknowledge that they have cheated on tests and coursework, and that online courses have facilitated more opportunities for students to engage in academic dishonesty. According to the National College Testing Association, online classes leave universities “more vulnerable to scandal and controversy related to academic dishonesty.”

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