Stephen Downes

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The answer, I guess, is yes, though as Jon Dron notes, "a bit repetitive, a bit shallow, but it's just a 500 word paper- hardly even an extended abstract – so that's about par for the course." I've seen worse. And it's a harbinger of things to come. I'm not sure people understand how deeply things are about to change. "If I were an ethically imperfect, extrinsically-driven student with access to this," writes Dron, "I might even get it to write my assignments for me... Plagiarism detectors wouldn't stand a chance." Of course, not only students would cheat. There are many ethically imperfect academics out there.

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