In order to bring ContractCheating.com up to date, I’ve gone through and added copies of the slides from all the talks in this area in 2013, as well as details of the main papers we’ve published in this area. There are some papers by other authors which need to work through and add the details of.
One area we’ve been doing a lot of recently is delivering talks and research seminars on contract cheating. These can be aimed at particular audiences; for instance, we’ve delivered for particular academic disciplines and types of institutions, as well as lighter talks for academic institutions like the British Computer Society. We can aim these at academics, or aim those at people who set university policies which include student cheating and plagiarism. These sessions are always well received, can get very lively and can easily have discussions and activities included. If you are interested in us speaking for your particular area, just let us know.
Advance notice for anyone who would like to attend one of the presentations on contract cheating from Robert Clarke and Thomas Lancaster.
We will be presenting a talk on Outsourcing Assignments? Exposing The Threat Posed By Contract Cheating To The Computing Industry for the British Computer Society on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
The event takes place in the evening, is free to attend, and advance booking is not required.
For more information, please see here.
One of the main reasons for setting up ContractCheating.com has been to provide a single site that provides access to information about this important research area.
As such, this will always be a work in progress, as there is already a substantial body of research material out there.
Not only does this include traditional research papers, but also talks and media articles (this is an area that often ends up back in the news). In addition, there are more general publications related to student plagiarism which overlap with the contract cheating area, or which refer to this by another name.
The intention of the site is to keep this as up-to-date as possible when new material appears. Where time allows, some of the most important historical sources will also be included. This is very much just a labour of love.
And, of course, a number of ideas are the opinion of the authors.
Many of the posts offer the opportunity to leave comments and so we hope that there will be some aspects of community on the site. You can also feel free to contact us.
We hope that you find ContractCheating.com useful.