Help and Profit from Class an Invitation from Notehall to Faculty?

As the line between profit and education constantly evolve, I found the email below particularly interesting. Hey, Thanks for supporting...

As the line between profit and education constantly evolve, I found the email below particularly interesting.

Hey,

Thanks for supporting Notehall in the past. I would like to offer you a potential exclusive position as a brand ambassador for Notehall.com.

Click here to apply now: http://www.notehall.com/chegg

The job is a flexible position that will pay $500 plus cash bonuses. Call or email us if you have any questions! : )

Job Duties Include:
-Recruiting Note Takers at Miami University-Oxford

-Explain Notehall.com to interested Note Takers

-Spread the Word

-Have Fun

Click here to apply now: http://www.notehall.com/chegg

Thanks,

Amy
Notehall Brand Ambassador Manager
650-488-4472

Notehall.com is a subsidiary of Chegg, Inc. and is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by any university.

There have been brand ambassadors for retailers on several large campuses, wearing the latest mall fashions in an effort to encourage their college classmates to do the same. What’s particularly interesting here is the idea that the primary job responsibility is not necessarily taking notes, but recruiting others to take notes. I recall an old academic guard that considered test files a form of cheating or at least an issue in academic honesty. I wonder how that changes when its institutionalized into a paying system. I’m hoping it was a mistake to send this invitation to a faculty member.

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Lindsay Grace is a teacher, software developer and designer. He has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer. Lindsay has a joint position between Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts. His research areas include human-computer interaction, creative and critical gameplay, and web design. He writes regularly about interactive media design and education.