There always seem to be new ways to cheat.
At multiple universities, students have appeared to share answers on quizzes, tests and exams by posting on Yik Yak. According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, an assistant professor at Missouri, J. Scott Christianson, saw students post after an exam, helping others who had not yet taken the test.
The app allows people to post anonymously and it is unlikely that students would be found out individually. It also gives many students the opportunity to see posts, allowing the quick spread of academic dishonesty.
In the article, Christianson suggested that professors could post false information about exams on there to throw students off, but that this was still unlikely.Comments powered by Disqus
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