A hired online class-taker describes his job.


Here are a couple of entries from his article’s comment thread:

As our department has moved its … classes from live to online, objections about cheating (or even the basic identifiability of students) have been pointedly quashed. The reality is that courses are treated as cash cows and anything that interrupts the income stream is to be eliminated.


Why doesn’t anyone blame the administrators who don’t back the professors when the professor says “I’m pretty sure the guy getting the A in my online class is the husband of the woman who’s actually signed up for the class. When I called her up to discuss her midterm, she PUT HER HUSBAND ON THE PHONE.”


UD thanks Robert for the link.

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3 Responses to ““I have completed countless online courses. Students provide me with passwords and user names so I can access key documents and online exams. In some instances, I have even contributed to weekly online discussions with other students in the class.””

  1. Bill Gleason Says:

    Gesu, bambino…

  2. GTWMA Says:

    If you read the article carefully, you’ll see that the speaker is not simply talking about online classes. This type of cheating is commonplace in resident instruction, too.

  3. bfa Says:

    man I wish I hadn’t read this. I just read a student’s paper that is so good, I’m questioning if he wrote it. I hate having to be this paranoid.

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