- The MOOC-provider Coursera received dozens of plagiarism reports recently, prompting the startup to begin adding honor code reminders, which students must acknowledge in order to turn in some assignments.
- Daphne Koller, one of Coursera's co-founders, indicated that the company is evaluating other anti-cheating options as well, according to a GigaOM report.
- Coursera is also investigating how widespread cheating practices have been in its online courses.
From the article:
On the heels of reports that some students on online course platform Coursera have copied content from other sources, the education startup this week started rolling out what co-founder Daphne Koller called their ‘first line of defense’ against plagiarism: honor code reminders that students must acknowledge reading before submitting some assignments. ...