URKUND PEPP-talks 2018

URKUND is looking forward to kicking off the new academic year with URKUND PEPP-talks. This will be our fourth annual conference on Plagiarism, Ethics, Pedagogy and Practices. This year’s conference will take place in central Stockholm at Spårvagnshallarna on 24th August. URKUND PEPP-talks is mainly aimed at universities and colleges but would be of interest to anyone dealing with ethics in education. The sign up page is now closed. Do you still want a seat? Contact   Time and Place  Address: Konferens Spårvagnshallarna, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A, Stockholm Date: Friday 24 August 2018 Time: From 08.30 to 15.45 followed by drinks and light snacks at Spårvagnshallarna. […]

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Dr. Mark Glynn summaries his talk for URKUND PEPP-talks

Dr. Mark Glynn, Head of the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University (DCU), is one of several speakers at this year’s URKUND PEPP-talks (24th August in Stockholm). This is how he summarises his talk “Designing Plagiarism out of Assessment”: “Text matching – carrot or stick approach. Should we assume students are guilty and use the software as a stick or should we assume that they are innocent and use the software to teach them about academic integrity, and proper citation and referencing? This talk will outline 12 principles of academic integrity that we would recommend as an approach to […]

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A short interview with Thomas Lancaster, one of the speakers at URKUND PEPP-talks

Hello there Thomas! What can the participants expect from your presentation? I’ve been researching contract cheating, the behaviour where students get a third party to complete their assessments for them, since 2005. We know it’s a widespread problem, with 1 in 20 students thought to have outsourced their assessments at least once. What’s been fascinating me recently is the people working behind the scenes driving contract cheating. I’ve previously looked at the business models keeping essay mills running and now I’m looking at the people right at the end of the food chain, the academic writers. In my talk, I’m […]

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