Back in May, I wrote about WizIQ outsourcing education from the USA to India. Now outsourcing has arrived in the UK. For £49.99 a month Letts Educational is offering an unlimited round the clock support service for GCSE pupils, using tutors based in India. Tuition is currently offered for maths and science, and communication occurs through text, voice and interactive whiteboards.
Concerned about plagiarism, the UK examining boards have already slashed the amount of assessed coursework at GCSE, so this is unlikely to make much impact in that respect. How long before UK undergraduate tuition is outsourced to India?