Presentation Title

Global Digital Masked Bandits are Lurking on the Deep and Dark Web Who are Injurious to Academic Integrity, Critical Thinking, and International Sovereignty and Security

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1-30-2019 2:45 PM

End

1-30-2019 3:30 PM

Short Description

The purpose of this presentation is to enlighten practitioners, researchers, students, and educational administrators about the growing concern of plagiarism, defrauding funding sources, and affixing long-term consequences and liability to participants and placing a negative stigma on brand reputation and stress on academia. Due to the increase of online programs and the deep web of Internet access to literature, there is a solicitation for ghost writers. This presentation will also mention the motives of academic dishonesty, deep web schemes to defraud, avoidance of criminal prosecution and non-conventional intellectual warfare while making recommendations for internal change and reform.

Abstract

Educators in the K-20 system are faced with an important issue as it pertains to academic writing and research. The purpose of this presentation is to enlighten practitioners and researchers, to include students and educational administrators about the growing concern of plagiarism, unintentional plagiarism, defrauding funding sources, governmental agencies, educational institutions, perspective employers, and affixing serious long-term consequences and liability to participants and placing a negative stigma on brand reputation and further stress on academia. Due to the increase of online programs, at all levels of education, and the deep web of Internet access to literature, there is also the solicitation for ghost writers. Students who lack the academic and personal coping skills, to compete among their peers many times are overwhelmed with their studies, may be unable to practice time management, prioritization, and healthy coping skills. This void can lead to high levels of negative stress as students may seek out questionable means to complete their assignments and comply with set due dates and deadlines out of desperation. This practice does lead to students seeking unethical and illegal opportunities to complete their assignments. These factors also entice researchers and practitioners to possibly seek alternative means via the deep web regarding research, writing, and working as covert ghost writer themselves. This illegal practice of weaponization of academia and intellect erodes and nullifies our ability to sustain future growth. There is a myriad of studies on academic dishonesty and cheating at all levels of education. Administrators and faculty in education, need to be aware of the entrepreneurial gravity of this scheme and be proactive in communication by informing all stakeholders to develop policies to eradicate and disincentivize this academic epidemic. This presentation will also mention the motives of academic dishonesty, deep web schemes to defraud, avoidance of criminal prosecution and non-conventional intellectual warfare while making recommendations for internal change and reform.

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Global Digital Masked Bandits are Lurking on the Deep and Dark Web Who are Injurious to Academic Integrity, Critical Thinking, and International Sovereignty and Security

Educators in the K-20 system are faced with an important issue as it pertains to academic writing and research. The purpose of this presentation is to enlighten practitioners and researchers, to include students and educational administrators about the growing concern of plagiarism, unintentional plagiarism, defrauding funding sources, governmental agencies, educational institutions, perspective employers, and affixing serious long-term consequences and liability to participants and placing a negative stigma on brand reputation and further stress on academia. Due to the increase of online programs, at all levels of education, and the deep web of Internet access to literature, there is also the solicitation for ghost writers. Students who lack the academic and personal coping skills, to compete among their peers many times are overwhelmed with their studies, may be unable to practice time management, prioritization, and healthy coping skills. This void can lead to high levels of negative stress as students may seek out questionable means to complete their assignments and comply with set due dates and deadlines out of desperation. This practice does lead to students seeking unethical and illegal opportunities to complete their assignments. These factors also entice researchers and practitioners to possibly seek alternative means via the deep web regarding research, writing, and working as covert ghost writer themselves. This illegal practice of weaponization of academia and intellect erodes and nullifies our ability to sustain future growth. There is a myriad of studies on academic dishonesty and cheating at all levels of education. Administrators and faculty in education, need to be aware of the entrepreneurial gravity of this scheme and be proactive in communication by informing all stakeholders to develop policies to eradicate and disincentivize this academic epidemic. This presentation will also mention the motives of academic dishonesty, deep web schemes to defraud, avoidance of criminal prosecution and non-conventional intellectual warfare while making recommendations for internal change and reform.