Foreign Student Cheats Expose Shonky Online Trade – ABC News

A report from ABC News raises an issue of what is called a “cheating scandal” taking place at Deakin University in Australia. An associated audio clip from ABC radio is also available.

Foreign Student Cheats Expose Shonky Online Trade ABC News

The report mentions that contract cheating is a particular problem within the UK, although it may just be that more attention has been made so far to contract cheating within the UK than within Australia.

An issue with 30% of the students in one particular class coming under suspicion of cheating does show the seriousness with which Deakin University is taking online cheating.

It is also good to see that the university considers academic standards as more important than revenue from these intenational students. Hopefully, this trend will be evident within other institutions too.

Dr. Thomas Lancaster is an international expert in academic integrity, best known for raising awareness of contract cheating through leading research and other activities. He regularly provides expert seminars and media commentary. Thomas is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Computer Science practitioner. To discuss opportunities to work with Thomas, please contact
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