Saturday, March 08, 2008

Student may be sanctioned over FaceBook study group

It's a pity there aren't a few more details in this story as it appears that a student is possibly facing expulsion from college for organising an Facebook group for discussing assignments. There are a lot of shades of grey when dealing with possible plagiarism cases but throw the internet into the mix and it becomes a story the press like to recycle about mass armies of cheating students. For the student's and the university's sake I hope this one is a case of innocent and entirely appropriate mutual support between students. Should that be the situation, however, don't expect to see the outcome splashed about in the media - 'student found innocent of cheating on the net' doesn't make a good headline.

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