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Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm

Posted April 22, 2013 by | 381 Comments | ]
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On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly arranged in alternate rows with pen or pencil in hand, my students sat in one tight group, with notes and books and laptops open and available. They were poised to share each other’s thoughts and to copy the best answers.  …

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