Last Friday the 26th August we kicked off the new academic year with URKUND PEPP-talks 2016 – our conference on Plagiarism, Ethics, Pedagogy and Practice. The conference #pepptalk16 gathered participants from Universities and Technical Colleges in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Mr Stefan Eriksson, Uppsala University;
"Allegedly, there are over 8,000 so called predatory journals out there. Instead of catering for readers and science, these journals serve their own economic interests first and at best offer dubious merits for scholars. Scholars have a professional interest and a responsibility to keep track of these journals as it is their job to warn the young or inexperienced of journals where a publication or editorship could be detrimental to their career. Even with the best of intent, researchers who publish in these journals inadvertently subject themselves to criticism. Predatory publishing has taken off in a big way and this trend, referred to by some as the dark side of publishing, needs to be reversed. In this talk, the phenomenon and possible remedies are exemplified and discussed."
Mrs Annika Bindler & Mr Magnus Olsson, Umeå University;
Paraphrasing Practice Makes Perfect Sense: Help students understand what "Write it in your own words" means.
"Paraphrasing abstract and complex ideas is challenging in one's first language, but having do this in a second language is even more challenging. Moreover, teaching students how to paraphrase in a second language is equally challenging. Librarians and writing tutors can share in the role of helping students understand integration and citation of information. This presentation discusses how librarians and writing tutors can work together to show students methods of paraphrasing."
Mme Michelle Bergadaà, University of Geneva;
How to build a Consistent Future for knowledge Controlling Plagiarism?
Publish or perish, The Plagiarist, The effective use of softwares in cases submitted to the International Institute of research and Action on Fraud and Plagiarism.
Mr Henrik Hansson, Stockholm University:
Henrik's presentation is built upon seven years of experience of change management at Stockholm University's Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV). A total of 1,969 dissertations were carried out by 2,608 students between 2008 and 2014. Both quality and completion rates have increased significantly. Henrik will present examples of new processes, IT-support that was developed and reflections over change management.
Mr Svante Axelsson, Uppsala University;
How to order an essay online
Svante will present how simple it is to order an essay online, using his own experience of doing so, and will discuss how we can choose to adapt our pedagogy to make sure that students choose to do their own work rather than buy it from a ghost-writer.
Mr James Bennett, URKUND;
Case studies from afar: how two clients from different corners of the world are using URKUND
“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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