We are looking forward to kicking off the new academic year with URKUND PEPP-talks – our third annual conference on Plagiarism, Ethics, Pedagogy and Practices. URKUND PEPP-talks is mainly aimed at universities and colleges but would be of interest to anyone dealing with ethics in education.
Address: Alviks Strand Konferens, Gustavslundsvägen 141 A, Bromma, Stockholm
Date: Friday 25 August 2017
Time: From 08.30 to 15.30 followed by drinks and light snacks in our offices next to the conference hall
Price: 900 SEK plus VAT per person. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and the drinks afterwards are included in the price
URKUND PEPP-talks timetable:
Registration and breakfast
Welcome speech from our moderator
Teresa Sörö, Strategic Education Developer at The Karolinska Institute (KI)
-Networked and Social learning - Something for Higher education?
Djuddah A.J. Leijen, Head of the Centre for Academic Writing and Communication, University of Tartu, Estonia
-The intricate process of implementing URKUND at the University of Tartu, Estonia
Phil Newton, Swansea University Medical School
-Contract cheating; how do we limit the use of ghostwriting services by students in Higher Education
Malin Podlevskikh Carlström, PhD in Slavic languages, vice President of Gothenburg University´s doctoral committee
-The rules regarding doctoral research ethics need to be tightened
Truls Bøhm, CEO Inspera assessment
-Digital assessment, more than paper on screen. The art of measuring knowledge in a digital world
Carl-Mikael Zetterling, Royal Institute of Technology
-Self-Plagiarism: Ethical dilemma or reality?
 Previously presented at internal meetings at Royal Institute of Technology.
Snacks and drinks in our office + presentations by Haldor, Inspera and URKUND
About the Haldor presentation: This presentation will be in Swedish
Haldor develops new IT functions for schools that simplify and, among other things, complement Microsoft's suite by incorporating features into Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 has a wealth of tools for schools and businesses and Microsoft continuously launches new features for this product. This is one of the strengths of Microsoft. For many, it is difficult to get an overview of the wealth of communication paths and information management opportunities. This is where Haldor shines. Haldor creates its products with a design based on Mobile First, where all features work on all types of mobile devices. Sara will, among other things, show Haldor's interface and URKUND in Teams for Education.
We hope to see you on 25th August!
The URKUND team
URKUND were very happy to have been invited to Inspera's conference day in Oslo on Friday, 23rd September. We were on the same bill as speakers from universities in Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. URKUND held two talks about plagiarism prevention and how we work with Inspera.
All in all, the day was both very enjoyable and beneficial to all who attended. We would like to express our thanks once again to Inspera for inviting us and for their warm hospitality.
URKUND had a stand at ALT-C, the conference of the Association for Learning Technology, that was held at the University of Warwick in early September 2016.
This was URKUND's third visit to ALT-C and was even more rewarding than ever. It is always a pleasure to visit ALT-C as the delegates are always interesting, interested and friendly. It is perhaps telling of URKUND's burgeoning popularity in the UK that we were unable to attend any of the workshops as we were busy showing people the system and talking about URKUND's plagiarism detection system.
If you, like us, have to catch up on the days' presentations, you can find the keynotes on ALT's YouTube channel for the 2016 conference here.
URKUND PEPP-talks 2016 #pepptalk16 is over, and what a success it was!
We would like to thank our speakers, Stefan Eriksson from University of Uppsala, Annika Bindler and Magnus Olsson from University of Umeå, Mme Michelle Bergadaá from University of Geneva, Henrik Hansson from University of Stockholm, Svante Axelsson from University of Uppsala and James Bennett from URKUND.
Also we would like to say thank you to all participants för helping us make this a fantastic day (and evening).
See you next year!
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“We’ve definitely noticed an increasing incidence of plagiarism since URKUND was introduced, and previously there was of course a high level of undetected incidence. It was far too time consuming for the teaching staff to carry out their own plagiarism checks. The automation has led to a bigger haul of perpetrators,” says Joshua Kragh Bruhn, Information specialist at CBS.
“The preventive objective of plagiarism detection is highly significant. When the students become aware of URKUND they are less inclined to seek shortcuts. Trying to cheat the system is ultimately more resource intensive than doing a good job from the start,” says Arshad Hussanee, Learn Online Manager på University of Canberra.
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