In Indonesia, contract cheaters take advantage of a culture of academic competition, a lack of legal clarity, and the move to online testing and assignments.
Research suggests the only way to effectively combat online cheating for now is holding exams in person.
A new study of academic integrity policies and practices at 41 Australian universities found little evidence of changes to deal with cheating and academic misconduct arising from online assessment.
An estimated one in ten Australian tertiary students have paid a so-called contract cheating service to do their work for them. What most don’t think about is the risk of being blackmailed later.
Australia has a law against businesses offering assignments for sale to students, but that hasn’t stopped ‘contract cheating’. And new research shows it’s much more common than had been thought.
Many countries monitor higher education at the federal level, partly to take a systemic approach to overseeing academic integrity. Why not Canada?
What is cheating? Sometimes, teachers and academics disagree on exactly what constitutes academic misconduct, but getting someone to proofread your work is generally considered fine.
Authentic assessment is perceived as being harder to outsource, and has been adopted by many Australian university teachers. But that doesn’t mean students won’t still cheat on them.
If we view tertiary education as a commodity rather than an enlightening pursuit, practices such as essay buying will become more common.
Students, don’t turn to essay mills, just learn to write a better paper.
Across Canada and around the world, thousands of students are paying cash for good grades - in tests, essays and even PhD theses. On Oct. 18, 2017, universities globally are fighting back.
Changes to student assessment can help to reduce the potential for academic misconduct.