The Score, which is a dedicated podcast catering to colleges and universities and focus primarily on the major issue of cheating in such educational institutions is now live on Apple, Spotify and Google.
The podcast went live today and is hosted by journalist Kathryn Baron who speaks with academic researchers and other experts on the problem of cheating plaguing higher education institutions across the globe. The podcast addresses of the major concerns in academia including contract cheating, essay mills, collusion, plagiarism, AI bots, and the simple ways students cheat on exams such as hiding notes or writing on their forearm, to the complex like using imposters, virtual machines, and electronic devices.
Episodes also cover the for-profit cheating companies and the billion-dollar investments spawning new generations of cheating technology.
Episodes with the following guests are live today:
- 001 – Derek Newton, education journalist with bylines on academic integrity and cheating in Washington Post, USA Today, and The Atlantic, among others. Newton is also a contributor to Forbes and author of The Cheat Sheet on Substack.
- 002 – Jarret Dyer, former president of the NCTA, test center administrator and co-chair of Academic Integrity at College of DuPage, and a well-known, vocal expert on test administration, test security, and academic integrity.
- 003 – Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant, an internationally known expert on integrity and ethics in education, author, speaker, consultant, practitioner, and board member of the International Center for Academic Integrity.
Episode 004, airing in November, will include:
- Eren Bilen of the Department of Data Analytics at Dickinson College will attend alongside Dr. Alexander Matros of the University of South Carolina, and an international chess master. Bilen and Matros will discuss their research published in September 2020 about cheating during the pandemic and their experience with online chess communities over the past two decades.