Kirsten Winkler is talking about how copy right is a good idea. He explains that it is always good to share things to others and at the same time take someone's idea for our own. I agree with his statement and the way he is thinking but at the same time I am not fully agreed. He says "Generally speaking, cheating is nothing else than collaboration" and yes this is somehow true. I guess?! It all depends on the definition of cheating I guess... Everyone has different point of view and consider cheating. It has different levels. I think when you ask people for more information and sharing that information is not cheating, it is only sharing.
Winkler says "So instead of grading individuals we could start grading entire classes, taking the pressure of competition away from the individual and use it as a motivator for the entire group" which in this case this is a good idea. This is like a group work, we are all saying something and sharing our ideas and at the end we make it into one project! It is not only one idea but plenty and it will be a great work! Helping each other to develop our self is the best thing to do!
I found this Creative commons blog or article
Star Lawrence says complete different thing in her blog! She says that teachers have to know and think that cheating (copying) is just WRONG! She explains about writing papers and how it is important to be creative by their own, but how can people be creative without getting more information from others??? Not everyone is talented to be creative and I don't agree on what she says. I think by using other people's thoughts and ideas helps a lot in our school work, everyday life and also you will gain more knowledge by just talking to other people. I don't see the bad thing here...
Creative commons blog or article
All and all I think everyone has different point of view. If something is right for someone it might be wrong for someone else... There is no clear answer for this question, whether the copy or cheating is the right thing or the wrong thing to do. But I think as long as the person knows that you got that idea from him it is not consider as cheating! What do you think???
My question is, Do you think Copying is right or wrong? Give one specific reason why you think so.