I was asked to speak about contract cheating to the teaching and learning leadership team at NUI Galway as part of an event designed to help them to reconsider, redevelop and improve their academic integrity processes.
You can see the slides I used below (and also on my SlideShare account).
One of the main ideas I tried to get across is that contract cheating is not new, nor do the approaches to contract cheating remain the same. One of the biggest challenges I picked up on is the growth of automated writing software, something that the contract cheating industry may itself come to make substantial use of. I have more to say about that in forthcoming work.