ChatGPT Detectors Are the Latest Scam in Edtech

Cheating Before ChatGPT As prevalent as cheating was before ChatGPT, we were at least decently good at catching it. Copied an essay from your friend? The plagiarism detector probably found it. Copy/pasted off Chegg or Wikipedia? Ditto. Educators also had straightforward, albeit time-consuming, strategies for mitigating these cheating risks. They could randomize variables in math questions, come up with lots of different questions to assess the same skills, and even find students admitting their academic crimes on Chegg....

August 12, 2023 · 18 min · Sasha Varlamov