Chegg and the cheating pandemic

According to this recent report by Susan Adams (via Forbes), more and more college students are using Chegg and other similar “study” platforms to cheat on their online exams and assignments. Starting next month, I will begin a new series on “the law and ethics of Chegg” and make the case that Chegg should be criminally charged with wire fraud and with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In the meantime, however, I will remain offline while my family and I take a well-deserved beach vacation …

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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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8 Responses to Chegg and the cheating pandemic

  1. Is there any way professors can tell if a student is cheating in this manner?

    I ask this question at the risk of sounding hopelessly naive.

    • Yes, Chegg itself will provide the names and email addresses of the students, but there are two problems with this: (1) Chegg requires a formal letter from the professor’s department chair or dean authorizing the release of this information, and (2) some students are aware of this possibility and thus sign-up for Chegg using a false name and “burner” email account!

  2. Reblogged this on prior probability and commented:

    On Monday, I will resume my series about “Chegg and the cheating pandemic” and explain why Chegg’s CEO should be prosecuted for wire fraud …

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