"Computer Science students are constantly getting into trouble for lifting entire blocks of code from the Internet.
Yesterday, the New York Times published a fascinating piece about academic dishonesty in the computer science field, which it says is rampant."
"It’s safe to say that in the academic world, plagiarism is a cardinal sin. There is nothing worse. If you get caught, you face sanction, or even expulsion. In the case of the aforementioned Purdue students, they got a zero for their work, and were docked a letter grade.
But in the professional world, things aren’t quite as cut-and-dry.
When you’re a professional coder, the priority isn’t to demonstrate originality with each line and algorithm, but rather to complete tasks as efficiently as possible." (Source: https://thenextweb.com/dd/2017/05/30/lets-teach-computer-science-students-to-cheat/#.tnw_vOCc4xel)
These are just some statements from this article, which is exactly what I'm going to be discussing in this video.
Should Computer Science students learn to cheat? Or should they be punished for it?
Watch this video and find out!
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