Unfortunately, Worksheet Mole problems are common with many educational products. They will be made with an office technology that no longer exists. As with a lot of other things, there is always someone willing to design one up as a “do-over” if you have one of their products.
This happens when the products are designed by a group of students, and then the teacher puts it in front of the class and never gets it in front of the student’s work. It ends up on the shelf and eventually does not get used for long. Usually, a student is the one who puts the product together, and then they put it in front of the class so the teacher can approve of it. The problem is, those teachers will come up with a version that is closer to the original working version, which is usually what the students were working with in the first place.
Another thing that happens often is when a lab teacher or a professor comes up with a version of a product for their class that the students don’t use. The students then take it home and use it to make some tweaks. The professor or the lab teacher then find out that their version isn’t using the original technology but still uses the format of the product the students designed in the first place. They then come out with another version that uses the students’ version of the product.
It happens all the time, and it is frustrating to students. They are not given proper credit, and that is why they end up creating versions of the product that doesn’t work anymore.
This is especially true with some versions of products that are made for students to create in the original format. These are made for use in science projects and grade-school projects. It can take the effort of two or three people just to get a functional, functional product out of the original technology, so when it is put into the hands of students for them to use, they don’t get the full use of the product that was originally intended.
In the case of this type of product, the original product has been altered for the purpose of trying to make it easier to use. That may be so, but it doesn’t feel like the original product. It is more like the student or teacher came up with a version of the product for use in the class and then used the original format as a guideline for how to make the product.
Therefore, such versions should not be labeled as being a “copied version”. They should be labeled as a “modified version” of the original product, or an “original format version” of the original product.
The instructor is the one who determines if it is an “original format version” of the software copy or not. They are the ones who know if the product has been manipulated from its original format. Therefore, if the students are doing something to their project, such as deleting, combining, or modifying a set of data, the teacher should be notified of that, because that makes the teacher the “Author”, not the student.