You can hire someone to take your online class. Um, anyone see an ethics problem here?

We Take Your Class is a web service that offers to have a tutor take your online test or complete an online project. They can even take your entire online course.

Wow.  Cheating for hire.

You can find them here on your own.

Their pitch:

{their website name} is a site dedicated to helping students with online classes. I’m sure you are here because you are wondering “how will I have time to take my online class?” It may be that one class such as statistics or accounting. We know some people have trouble with numbers. We get that. We are here to help. We offer an affordable solution, which includes having a tutor take your class for you. Whether it’s one test, homework, project, or whole class we are there for you when you need us.

They claim to provide A’s 99% of the time. They guarantee an A or B.

The upside of distance education is tremendous. I think that online courses will revolutionize education.

However, there is that teeny tiny little problem of cheating. Which is made worse when there’s services offering to take an entire course for you, guaranteeing good results, and guaranteeing untraceable, confidential services.

Cheating will be an obstacle on the road towards online education. A fairly big obstacle, but one that can be overcome. Somehow.

By the way, eventually the cheaters will get caught. And if not caught, then the payback will be in a later course where it is assumed that the student learned the material that was covered.

Ideas anyone?

(Hat tip: Carpe Diem One of the commenters there poked around a while and found lots of sites offering this service. Fees start at $695 for a grad course and $430 for undergrad.)

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