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Contract Cheating Special Interest Group

Along with the Higher Education Academy and the JISCMail service, we maintain an online mailing list for people interested in contract cheating.

The Contract Cheating Special Interest Group Mailing List can be accessed and joined here.

We also hold meetings at live events but most discussion is currently through the mailing list. There are some interesting discussions in the archives, including those from Private Tutors involved in the field.

Upcoming Introductory Contract Cheating Workshop

There has been a lot of call recently for an introductory workshop to contract cheating, taking things slowly and from the basics.

We have one date arranged at present, in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy (more dates can be added if there is demand).

The workshop takes place on Thursday, 13 March 2014, at Birmingham City University.

Booking Information On The Contract Cheating Workshop Is Available Here

We are also available to deliver customised versions of this HEA at other academic institutions, should the interest be there. These workshops are delivered in association with the HEA. Just contact us for details.

The workshop is supported by the Computing subject centre of the HEA, but the materials will be largely accessible for all the disciples for whom contract cheating is a problem.

External Blog Posts On Contract Cheating

As part of my wider professional presence and continued publicity into contract cheating, I’ve written several blog posts which have been posted on other sites.

To make it easy for people visiting ContractCheating.com to find these, I thought it would be useful to include a single post with the main links.

First of all, here are some discussions about contract cheating from my personal blog:

My First Experience Of Contract Cheating

 

This was a post where I discussed a personal issue which got me particularly involved with the contract cheating field.

The Best Way To Take Notes At Conferences And Workshops

There are some discussions from the Contract Cheating Special Interest Group included here (more are available using the main Contract Cheating SIG archive).

Who Are You Paying For Assignments?

 

Here’s a short discussion post with a forum contribution which caught my eye, showing a way that a student was caught contract cheating.

Rescuing Academic Research

 

In this post, I discuss some research that I’ve completed but which hasn’t been published. There are some holes in the contract cheating area, and Robert Clarke, in particular, has compiled a lot of research as part of his role as a contract cheating detective.

How To Create A High Value Web Site In A Day

 

This is a bit of background about how ContractCheating.com came to be here.

There’s also a section related to contract cheating on my main professional presence:

Contract Cheating Research On ThomasLancaster.co.uk

 

This is slightly superseded by this site, although the information is still valid. That single link alone contains a lot of visitors from Google, so I hope that they end up redirected to this site.

Here is a guest post about contract cheating which I made on the Higher Education Academy STEM blog:

Why Aren’t We Winning The Contract Cheating Battle?

 

I spent a week as a guest blogger for the HEA, showcasing many of the useful resources that they’ve developed. I do hope that the STEM blog continues to be developed and used, as there is plenty of useful material on there. At this one, I provided a more general introduction on to some of the research that we’ve conducted into EssayBay, complete with examples (and also used the opportunity to promote the HEA Contract Cheating SIG).

The Future Of Contract Cheating Blog Posts

Whilst I intend to make most of my posts on contract cheating on this site, it is important to not just restrict them to this site (this creates a wider interest for Google and continues to grow my professional presence in this area).

It’s also worth noting that these are blog posts, so they form part of a modern wide research profile, but these aren’t explicitly peer reviewed academic research. The main literature sources should still be considered the main definitive sources in this area.

It is interesting how the world of academic research is changing and I feel that blogs and social media will have a growing role in this area.

One thing that constructing this site has done is that it has demonstrated several “holes” in the wider contract cheating research fields that do need to be filled with published academic papers. For now, the likes of blog posts and presentation slides can fill some of these gaps, but they aren’t a complete solution.

As always, there is lots of potential for undergraduate project students, MSc students, PhD students and other researchers and practioners to become involved in the investigations into the contract cheating area.