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According to the BBC news, “one in seven is paying for university essays.” To combat the booming economy of essay mills, quicker collective action must be taken to raise the standards for academic integrity, which the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) is highly committed to.

Founded back in 1992, ICAI has been helping academic institutions increase integrity, foster communication, evaluate resources, and share advice on how to establish an open and trusting academic community.

The Unicheck team reached out to Teresa Fishman, PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, educator, consultant, and the former Director of ICAI, and asked her about how universities and colleges are facilitating students’ integrity, what teachers can do to discourage cheating, how academic integrity can be achieved in e-learning, and what can inspire students to adopt the mindset of a critical thinker.

Read on to see what she had to say.

Going into the future, data privacy will be a major concern for many of the K-12 and higher education institutions. We’ve touched on the issue in this post, and the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report has revealed the data collected from 86 countries. As it turned out, education remains almost as vulnerable as healthcare, with 99 of 382 registered incidents that resulted in the data disclosure.

The most popular attacks included web app errors, phishing emails, data privacy infringement, and ransomware.

Believe it or not, you all keep driving us forward, and this year is no exception.

During 2019, we brought many solid updates to Unicheck, from the Similarity Report renewal to the launch of Modifind and Emma.

With winter holidays approaching quickly, we wanted to recollect on what’s been done. If you’ve missed anything this year, now’s the time for us to get on the same page.

BTW: At the end of this post, you’ll see some our upcoming enhancements. You’re welcome to suggest any additional milestones for 2020 by
filling out a simple survey 😊

On July 9-11, in Long Beach, California, one of the most fun and informative education conferences is going to take place — Canvas InstructureCon 2019. Increasing student success and learning about the power of technology to impact education are among the main objectives of the event.

Sunshine, palm trees, and parties combined with edtech innovation, inspiring keynotes and professional development await you, education junkies!

InstructureCon 2019 conference promises to share plenty of educational insights with its visitors. This year’s schedule is full of illuminating sessions, exciting edtech updates, and nightly parties.

Technology in education has made an incredible impact on learning. It becomes augmented, gamified, collaborative and requires new skills attribution.

VR-headsets or 3D printers are getting popular in the classroom. Although the classroom itself is going online with such platforms as Google classroom. Online courses like MOOC (massive open online courses) become widely recognized giving a chance to every student to get profound knowledge. What is it like to be an e-learner?

It was my first time at OEB where I joined my team and spent three crazy days full of tech inspiration and pep talks to smart people. You can’t even imagine what a striking feeling I had introducing new AI/machine learning technology EMMA (authorship definition). So now I would like to say a few words about the conf, what we liked, as well as what could be improved.