This short talk, presented at Birmingham City University’s RESCON event, focuses on the market behind contract cheating, particularly looking at the techniques students can use to get an essay written for them.
Examples include those from the contract cheating literature and wider studies conducted alongside the media.
The slides, are also available on SlideShare account for Thomas Lancaster.
What can the Computing discipline do about contract cheating? After all, these are the academics with the technical skills to design solutions to prevent and detect contract cheating and plagiarism.
This research presentation, delivered at University of West London, looked particularly at issues relating to Computing, as well as the developments that would likely prove useful to academics within this field.
The slides, from this contract cheating talk are available on SlideShare account for Thomas Lancaster. They are also included here.
This is a post I made on my personal blog about a particular case of contract cheating using Freelancer.com.
The Contract Cheating Saga Of Crazylarry23
It’s interesting to me as it illustrates that people outside the core academic discipline involved with contract cheating are not aware how common this type of academic misconduct is.
The article discusses the case of Crazylarry23, his attempts to outsource work using Freelancer.com and the detective work carried out by the community to ensure that he did not succeed.
More detective work of that type around the contract cheating community would always be welcome.