On the Web, It's Easy to Earn Straight A's

Andrea L. Foster, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Feb 04, 2003
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is yet another article bemoaning the proliferation of fake credentials over the internet. Like most such phenomena, the transgression isn't new - people have been faking credentials since credentials were invented. The internet just makes it easier. Though this article talks of enforcement and copy protection, it is missing any suggestion that universities verify credentials via web services or some similar authentication process. Forget about trying to tamper-proof paper documents; that's so 20th century.
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