Science, medicine, education, and culture form the backbone of every nation and state. As fractures occur here or there, we must be prepared to struggle and fix them.

The issues with higher education enrollment and traditional vs. online education are resurfacing. The current reality has unveiled all the malfunctions that somehow worked in face-to-face classes, and they have now transformed into enormous roadblocks after institutions have switched to online learning.

Today, students are showing less trust in education, and this hasn’t happened overnight, of course. Most of them are searching for online education, but they are not as much interested in obtaining online degrees.

What does it really take to detect contract cheating if the text turns to be 100% original and goes unnoticed by plagiarism checkers? Apart from AI-driven assistants like Emma (and thoroughly studying the individual’s writing style), who or what else can tackle these issues?

We’ve connected with Pauli Alin, Assistant Professor of Technology Management at Utah Valley University, to find out how contract cheating instances are now being discovered and addressed.

It seems like the trickiest part so far has been to present a reliable proof without discrediting students’ reputation and efforts. Here’s what we’ve discovered.

This time, we’ve been extremely lucky to connect with Dr. Ceceilia Parnther, Assistant Professor in the department of administrative and instructional leadership at St. John’s University. As a higher education researcher and mentor, Ceceilia has accumulated a valuable experience in growing academic integrity, advising on students’ success and retention, and effective student mentorship.

We’ve asked her a few burning questions: how course design may help minimize cheating attempts; what motivates students to show their authentic voices and independent writing; how one can keep the class motivation high enough to prevent contract cheating from taking place, and a lot more. Proceed to get the answers.

The New Year is coming and in spite of the fact that days are getting colder and dimmer, celebration will definitely be warm, hearty and hopefully not a snoozefest.

Beginning of the year is the best time to set up a goal for new achievements, or on the contrary, get rid of old annoying habits. Unicheck team has also been thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, but instead this is what we ended up with.

Today’s sciences merging trend continues to grow. And we at Unplag can’t help digging into the issue too. From now on neuroscience, education, and psychology are brought together.

In fact, neuroeducation takes roots from Neuro-Educational Summit in 2009 initiated by the John Hopkins University and Dana Foundation. The key goal to be achieved at the Summit was to find any intersection between neuroscience, arts and learning to understand how students learn and acquire new knowledge.

Teacher’s work is highly demanding and requires thorough methodological preparation and logical structuring of every lesson. No doubt teachers do not have ample time for composing effective classes, it is vital to have materials at your fingertips to alleviate your work and be more inspired about your profession.

Have you ever gone to a fortune teller? We, at Unicheck, bet you thought about it at least once. Predicting is something that we are still new to, but willing to try our hand at.

Throughout 2016 our team went to a series of educational conferences held across Europe and US. Being fond of workshops and exchanging ideas with true fans of education helped us much figure out what changes may await you in 2017. By outlining the key transformations for both online and offline learning, we hope you can grasp at the chance to quickly update your learning or teaching strategy for this year.

Intrigued? Then, proceed reading and learn what new opportunities MOOC can offer and how microlearning will let you upgrade on the go.

Education has long gone digital. Educators successfully use online platforms to exchange feedback with their students, share assignments, plan their lessons or check for papers plagiarism. Nevertheless, there are countless free software options available online, using them still entails some hidden costs. Actually, average expenses can reach up to 3,000 dollars per teacher. The hidden fees are usually associated with some additional features or expanding the number of users.