Here are the slides for a presentation delivered at the European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 2021, by Thomas Lancaster and Benjamin Dent. This shows the results of a research collaboration with a staff member and an Imperial College London undergraduate student partner.
The presentation looks at the use of Freelancer.com for academic writing requests, showing that this area is in demand with many successful businesses operating providing contract cheating services for students.
The presentation slides are available on the SlideShare account for Thomas Lancaster). They are also included below.
Although contract cheating can’t commonly be detected using plagiarism detection tools (as it represents original work), there are occasional breakthroughs.
This presentation, from an HEA event, shows how Turnitin has been used to attribute work placed on freelancing websites in several cases.
You can also check out this talk on Thomas Lancaster’s SlideShare account).
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.