Academic Integrity


Over the past five years, we have made plagiarism detection more reliable and more intuitive for more than 1,000 education institutions across the globe. 

Today, I am pleased to announce that Unicheck has joined Turnitin. Together, we will further promote academic integrity by investing in technological excellence. 

Traditional academia is gone. We don’t need to be in a specific location to be learning. A couple of clicks and we’re already “in the classroom.” Technology plays a vital role in this change. What’s more, Generation Z, for whom tech has been an integral part of their lives since birth, are now students. Not to mention, “life-long learning” has become a new normal too. All these scholars have added a lot of work to academic institutions as they digest information differently from previous generations, and value mobility and freedom of choice over restrictions.

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.

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.

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.

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.