Harvard Cheating Scandal Points Out the Ambiguities of Collaboration

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An investigation at Harvard U., where 125 students are suspected of cheating on a take-home exam, is drawing attention to the educational value of group work, and the gray areas that arise when expectations are not clear about permitted and impermissible collaboration.
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The notion that students should collaborate with one another outside of class has been embraced nearly universally in higher education, but is this a good thing? And when is it most appropriate?

Those are some of the questions prompted by the news...

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