On this week's episode of Spark, Nora talks with Scott Jaschik, the editor of Inside Higher Ed, an education news website. Recently, Scott came across a website that sells students corrupted files. The idea is, if you're running out of time to finished your homework assignment, instead of handing in a half-finished paper, you send the prof the corrupted file. According to the site, "It will take your professor several hours if not days to notice your file is "unfortunately" corrupted. Use the time this website just bought you wisely and finish that paper!!!"
Is this cheating? Scott joined Nora for a discussion about the site and from there they had a great yap about academic integrity in the digital age.
Corrupted-files.com did not respond to our emails, but Scott did receive a reply, which he writes about in his story.
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