Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Facebook Conversations Used As Evidence In Exam Cheating Case

"Two Belgian college students have been flunked for cheating on their written exams, getting zero points for two courses because they had reportedly been caught exchanging responses during the tests. Notably, the determining evidence used in the case came straight from Facebook"...

Click here to read the entire article by Robin Wauters in TechCrunch.

Should Facebook conversations be used as evidence in cheating? Are these public or private conversations? Does it depend if the comments were posted to their public "wall" or not? Would an Honor Code have helped?
For more posts on cheating click here.

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