Is it plagiarizing?

I share information with other teachers and borrow ideas from friends and off the internet. I created this blog so that you, too, could borrow my ideas.

The Chronicle has an article about a Chinese professor being demoted for using someone else’s open book test. It turns out the test was available on the internet.

I don’t really understand why using someone else’s test, assuming you’ve read over it and think it is good, is bad. Although I would probably put a citation on it. “This test originated with Dr. X at XUniversity.”

I do think it would be bad to have a test that is available online (and thus give some students an advantage), though some would say that students who go online for help are “going the extra mile.”

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