When investigating new instances of academic misconduct, it’s pretty easy to get buried in the minor facts and lose track of a large-scale problem.
The problem usually happens to be on the surface and signals to the instructor or course designer that a particular course requires tweaks to deliver a more personalized experience.
We contacted a true advocate of academic integrity to learn how academic dishonesty cases are now being treated in the class and tactics that every institution can apply to motivate academic integrity growth.
Please meet Dr. Zeenath Reza Khan, Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, an academic integrity and cyber ethics champion, and a skillful developer of student-centered learning.
Here are the highlights of our conversation.
To help you forge through the uncharted territories of remote learning more easily, we interviewed the leading experts in various domains of education. They are sharing their stories caused by this abrupt switch to 100% online in education to let you know we’re in this together. Also, they’ll be sharing some tactics and tools that have helped them during the days of social isolation and remote teaching.
Interestingly enough, we’ve been gathering student records for over 200 years now in the United States schools. This evolution has been impressive to observe, given that it started as a practice to keep general records and attendance for each student.
Doctor Susan Nash is designing and administering online, hybrid, and face-to-face educational programs for energy, technology, and innovation industries.
Her prior experience in the academic field provided her with invaluable expertise and the skills to not only spread education that’s effective but also communicate the value of authentic, self-reflexive learning with her students.
In this interview, we tackle different techniques and ways of pulling students out of the mindset of stealing someone else’s work and into that of personalizing their own learning experience by incorporating their own experience into the paper.
We’re happy to inform you that our business development director, Yulia Chut, will be joining the EduTiclnnova conference in Peru with her online speech about the effective ways of reducing the levels of academic dishonesty.
The problem of academic dishonesty is growing at an enormous pace. Google alone gives over 261M results to the “how to cheat on a test” search request. And while some educators argue wholeheartedly that only trust to their students can actually inspire them to be as authentic in their study as the institution expects, others register unprecedentedly high levels of plagiarism in learners’ papers.
The days of Googling text line by line in order to find a source and properly give credit are long gone. It takes too much time and is not effective. Posting an article that contains uncited material is an invitation to plagiarism, which can lead to an author losing credibility, or worse, being subject to legal action.
You may have seen dozens of them lately. Cases of contract cheating and the recent college scam with celebs involved are still making the headlines.
Eventually, they may sidetrack your attention. But do they have anything to do with academic cheating in higher school or university? What started once with cheating on exams may turn into the long-lasting habit of cutting corners.
Student plagiarism is nothing new these days. With conventional school still grading students based on the outdated assessment standards, learners concentrate their attention solely on the formal side of obtaining credits and the degree. Multiply it by the open accessibility of materials over the Internet and get the growing level of plagiarism in student works.
Educators can find similarities not only with plagiarism checkers. Learn how they do it!