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Coursera's Free Online Courses Report Dozens Of Incidents Of Plagiarism

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Posted: 08/16/2012 11:59 am

The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

Read the whole story: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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