Cheating in Higher Ed

by reestheskin on 02/06/2021

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Australian regulator pursues essay mills through courts | Times Higher Education (THE)

Professor Coaldrake named “industrial-scale cheating” as one of the “emerging big threats” that the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Teqsa) would have to address. “We’re dealing with an incredibly fast-paced sort of industry here, and one that does present a profound challenge to us collectively,” he told the Needed Now in Teaching and Learning conference.

As I have said before, it is an industrial-scale model of higher education that facilitates such criminal activity. Parasites do indeed understand their hosts better than the hosts themselves: it is how they keep one step ahead.

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ’em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum. And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on; While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on

Augustus de Morgan