Dozens of Ohio State University students have put their graduation hopes in jeopardy after they were caught allegedly cheating on a class assignment by using a social media app according to WCMH in Ohio.
Scores of students at Ohio State University may no longer be eligible for graduation after they were allegedly caught cheating on class assignments with the help of a social media app.
An investigation by the university’s Committee on Academic Misconduct found that 83 undergraduate students at the business school used “GroupMe” to work on classwork together, WCMHreported.
The professor teaching the course caught the students and turn them in, according to university spokesperson Benjamin Johnson.
They were all charged with violating the university’s code of conduct for unauthorized collaboration on graded assignments.
The incident has raised questions about the use of technology in the classroom.
Johnson said students are permitted to use social media and apps to communicate and work together, but rules for cheating still apply whether working in person or electronically.
“Students charged with academic misconduct violations may accept responsibility for the charges or request a hearing...” Ohio State University said in a statement. “If found in violation, students receive sanctions based on the nature and severity of the violation in accordance with university standards and protocols.”
Punishments for “unauthorized collaborations range from warnings to dismissal and can also include grade penalties.”