Students are being incentivised to cheat, claim experts

Students are being incentivised to cheat at university by commercial essay mills offering buy-one-get-one-free deals, loyalty schemes and high street-style cashback offers, writes Sally Weale for The Guardian.

Experts at the Westminster Higher Education Forum virtual conference on Tuesday 26 April warned of a growing “normalisation” of cheating in higher education, with the shift to online assessment that began during the pandemic making it easier and more common for students to seek outside help.

They also warned about the growing availability of artificial intelligence essay writing tools, which are becoming increasingly sophisticated, offering students yet more opportunities for cheating to try to boost their grades.
Full report on The Guardian site