Online Professors Pose as Students to Encourage Real Learning

Marc Parry, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, May 26, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Um, hmmm. I can't say I condone instructors logging on and posing as students in order to listen in on conversations and prompt discussions in online courses. Yes, I know that 'seeding' and fake memberships is a common practice among commercial online sites. That doesn't make it ethical, though.
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