Ethical Dilemmas in Faculty Efforts to Enhance Online Learning

In an effort to curb high drop-out rates in online courses, some faculty at universities around the country have taken on the guise of fake students in their own online courses so as to spark discussion, monitor group work, and participate in the building of community.

While such tactics may be intended to address issues such as frustration, isolation, and anxiety, they also open up new questions about the ethical gray areas of privacy, trust, and relationship-building between faculty and students.

Online Professors Pose as Students to Encourage Real Learning--Chronicle of Higher Education

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