Internet sites such as RentACoder and Kasamba provide an international marketplace connecting businesses in need of computer programming help with low-cost coders around the world.
But dishonest students have already seized on the outsourcing trend to avoid doing homework.
Typically, assignments are put out to tender on the internet sites and coders bid to complete them.
Students can pay anywhere from under $100 to several hundred dollars, depending on the amount of work required.
That's from Australia's The Age.