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Higher education plc: cheating in the marketplace of ideas

Higher education plc: cheating in the marketplace of ideas | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
The recent plagiarism scandal at Harvard University, and the rise of essay mills, are a reflection of changing attitudes to higher education: if you can buy an education, why not an essay, asks Eric Martin?
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Sites offering to take courses for a fee pose risk to online ed | Inside Higher Ed

Sites offering to take courses for a fee pose risk to online ed | Inside Higher Ed | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

The growth of the online education market appears to have spun off another,  more surreptitious market – one that goes beyond the paper-writing services long  available to less than honest students – and online educators are taking  note.

A handful of websites have sprung up recently offering to take a student’s  entire online class for them, handling assignments, quizzes, and tests, for a  fee.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/09/21/sites-offering-take-courses-fee-pose-risk-online-ed#ixzz27Cc8oiCE Inside Higher Ed

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Jeffrey R. Young: Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses

Jeffrey R. Young: Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.


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Tenfold increase in scientific research papers retracted for fraud

Tenfold increase in scientific research papers retracted for fraud | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Study of 2,047 papers on PubMed finds that two-thirds of retracted papers were down to scientific misconduct, not error...
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An Academic Ghostwriter Comes Clean - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

An Academic Ghostwriter Comes Clean - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

When The Chronicle published a confessional essay two years ago by a writer for a student-paper mill who had spent nearly a decade helping college students cheat on their assignments, it provoked anger, astonishment, and weary resignation.

 

The writer, under the pseudonym Ed Dante, said he had completed scores of papers for students who were too lazy or simply unprepared for their work at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

 

Dave Tomar, who helped students cheat for nearly a decade, is at a loss to say what colleges should do differently. "I think everyone is a co-conspirator," he says.

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Lucía Amoros Poveda's comment, August 29, 2012 6:53 AM
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Degree fraud: detection as deterrent

Degree fraud: detection as deterrent | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
With more graduates prepared to lie about their qualifications, universities have a duty to protect the honest majority – not to mention the reputation of their degrees, says Jayne Rowley...
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