08/16/2012 11:59 am ET Updated Oct 16, 2012

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

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.

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