During this time, “paid class brushing” has suddenly become a hot word on the Internet. The small circle of friends advertisements of “cheap and efficient” and “x yuan a door” have made many college students taste the “sweetness” of “not learning”, and more and more college students question online courses. Recently, the Ministry of education and science of China Youth Daily received a letter from college students. The letter talked about the chaos of class brushing witnessed by college students, and the contradiction between “brushing” and “not brushing”. Therefore, the Ministry of education and science sent reporters to interview relevant college students, University Teachers and relevant experts, trying to uncover the chaos behind “paid class brushing”.
Today, the number and application scale of Mu classes in China ranks first in the world. Online courses have become a common part of College Students’ learning tasks, and some courses are even required to be completed online. However, more and more “paid course brushing” industrial chains have also emerged. “Manual brushing”, “5 yuan a course” and “passing without learning” spread in the circle of friends and QQ groups… Have reduced many online courses to form.
In such a lack of supervision zone, various games are playing on Campus: some college students go astray in paying for classes in order to easily get high scores with the least time cost and the easiest way, while others are watching as their classmates pass the course test with high scores with a few dollars, which is both unfair and shaky. On the other hand, some university teachers have not been able to reduce their teaching tasks due to online classes, but have begun the battle of wisdom and courage between “brushing classes” and “anti brushing classes”.
“Paid class brushing” has become an open secret
Nowadays, almost every college student will encounter content that needs to be completed online in course learning. Some of these contents are online oral practice, some are teachers’ courses, and some are online answers… Under the background of the increasing diversity of “online tasks”, the “paid course brushing” has become an open secret among some college students.
At the end of 2020, Wu Yan, director of the Department of higher education of the Ministry of education, revealed at a press conference that at present, the number of online Mu classes on relevant platforms in China has increased to 32000, the number of learners has reached 490 million, and students have received 140 million mu class credits. During the epidemic, Mu class helped colleges and universities cope with the normal of home learning, and is also becoming an important engine to promote the reform of higher education.
However, the general trend of online and offline teaching integration has been smelled by some outlaws. Recently, media reports reported that the Chaoyang City Public Security Bureau of Liaoning province arrested 57 suspect in 5 classes of brush courses on the basis of the crime of illegal control of computer systems. According to the police, according to the data of the course brushing platform, from 2019 to 2020 alone, more than 7.9 million students nationwide purchased course brushing services, and the number of courses brushed exceeded 79 million times. In addition, according to preliminary statistics, the number of offline agents at all levels of the five brushing platforms has exceeded 100000, and the vast majority are college students.
Liu Xiu is a junior majoring in physics in a university in Beijing. She saw the advertisement of paying for courses in the wechat group, so she brushed several online courses at the price of 5 yuan per course“ I mainly brush some public basic courses, which has little to do with my major. I hope to complete the credits of general elective courses in my freshman year, so as to reduce the burden of learning professional courses in the future. ”
Liu Xiu frankly said that at the beginning, she still brushed the online class by herself and played it on the computer. Many online classes will have answers when they are played to 1 / 3, 1 / 2 and 2 / 3. They can’t continue to play until they have answered the questions. However, many times, when they do other things and forget to answer the questions, the online class can’t go on“ These online classes are mainly to get credits. In fact, I don’t want to learn, and there are many freshman homework. I can only brush them at lunch or at night. If I brush online classes specially, I feel very troublesome. ”
“We used Mu class for elective courses. At that time, during the period of paying for elective courses, I logged in to my account. I can obviously see that the class progress bar is moving forward. A course will be finished in about 2-3 days.” Liu Xiu said.
The reporter of China Youth Daily · zhongqing.com found that the platforms providing class brushing services mostly exist on several mainstream social platforms. Students can choose platforms and courses according to their own needs by providing staff with platform account, password and school name. The content of class brushing includes video, courseware, homework, examination, etc. the form of class brushing is also divided into “second brushing”, “slow brushing”, video plus homework, examination only, etc., of which the price of slow brushing is the highest. The course brushing platform covers many mainstream online education platforms. Generally, online courses are paid according to the number of courses, and the price is low, at 4-6 yuan per course.
In addition, some platforms even use college students as “agents” to expand the black chain, and publish paid class brushing advertisements through various social media such as circle of friends, QQ group and QQ space among students. Students of “agents” earn agency fees and commissions.