Taking Advantage of Tutoring Marketplaces

GAMING THE SYSTEM? When do students cross the line between asking for help, and outright cheating? An op-ed in Bright examines the blurred lines created by on-demand tutoring services like Studypool. The larger question, asks Doug Bierend, is how—or whether—the edtech industry should lay strict rules to ensure that tutoring marketplaces don’t simply become a pay-for-answers service. He writes:

Cheating is nothing new, of course. And this is not about railing against one particular startup whose product is, wittingly or not, being misused. It is about asking whether and how the nature of Silicon Valley market innovations may be at odds with the goals or values of education.
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