AUSTRALIA

Academics slam online lecture note websites

Academics have criticised note-sharing websites that allow students to buy cheap study notes as they think it will stop them attending class, writes Max Margan for Daily Mail Australia.

Thousands of students are using the note-sharing technology and can purchase lecture summaries for as little as A$2 (US$1.5) through websites such as NoteXchange. An eight-page summary of a Biology of Cells and Organisms lecture at the University of Melbourne compiled by top student Alastair Weng, for example, will cost A$3.

But academics claim the sharing system undermines learning and discourages students from attending class. “These sites are dangerous, even if they are legitimately trying to just provide notes,” University of South Australia academic integrity expert Tracey Bretag told Fairfax.
Full report on the Daily Mail site