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BBC: The YouTube stars being paid to sell cheating

"YouTube stars are being paid to sell academic cheating, a BBC investigation has found"

bbc.com/news/education-4395600

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@bgcarlisle I'm just going to keep saying that if a student can cheat on my assignments, it's my fault for creating a poorly planned assignment.

... but then again I hate assigning reports, essays, worksheets, etc., etc.

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@theartguy It's hard to think of an essay topic where you couldn't hire someone else to write it for you though hahaha

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@bgcarlisle So I don't give essays. My kids make videos, animations, graphic designs, and music. I know they did them because I see them engaged throughout the process.

And yes, I'm totally bragging that I have the best teaching job ever. I get paid to have students play with cameras and computers. This does not translate well into high stakes multiple choice assessments.

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@theartguy @bgcarlisle I feel like even when they shouldn't be able to plagiarize, they sometimes find ways. Reusing their friends assignments from last term was a common one (and usually easy to spot - my memory isn't THAT rusty.)

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@theartguy @bgcarlisle And now I'm curious - my 8 year old loves the YouTube and one animator he follows had a convoluted story about that time he plagiarized and got away with it. Before he dropped out of college. I kind of hate YouTube and I'm not sure how much of that is YouTube and how much I am old.

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@Holly @bgcarlisle I liked YouTube more when it better represented the democratization of media. With their recent changes (dubbed "Admageddon" by some) they're moving away from that.

I don't blame them, it's their job to make money so their platform continues to exist. I don't have to like it, though.

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@bgcarlisle @Holly Some of my kids try that. Longest turnover was a video created two years earlier by the same student.

Most who try to cheat include copyrighted work without written permission. Easy to spot, easy to earn an instant 0.

(Sounds harsh, but my policy is if it can get you sued in the "real world," I will not endorse it with a grade.)

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@theartguy @Holly I'm still bitter about the time a Cambridge prof stole my blog post, modified it slightly, introduced some errors, got it published in F1000 (a peer-reviewed journal) had it profiled in The Economist, and then *I* ended up having to defend myself from the peer reviewers who attacked me online :/

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@bgcarlisle @theartguy I don't blame you - that is awful.

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@bgcarlisle @theartguy @Holly Whoa. How had I not heard of that event before?

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@bstacey @theartguy @Holly It was unreal

I wrote a thing about how you could timestamp clinical trial protocols with a blockchain years ago, but didn't pursue it any further because it's kind of a dead end

Then when blockchain-in-healthcare becomes A Thing, this doctor who knows nothing about it steals my work :/

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