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eThink Education and Urkund team up to provide a fully-automated originality-checking software for Moodle users

eThink Education, world-class provider of the open-source Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle, is excited to announce a new partnership with Urkund, a leader in originality-checking software. With one of the smoothest integrations available, eThink clients can now get easy access to an anti-plagiarism software with test-winning accuracy directly in Moodle. Created and developed in Sweden, Urkund builds on the tradition of innovation in order to constantly stay ahead of plagiarism. Under the hood, machine learning algorithms have been fine-tuned for over 20 years to deliver industry-leading accuracy while maintaining an easy-to-use interface for the educator. Urkund is also the only […]

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Thank you for this year’s URKUND PEPP-talks!

Thank you all who participated in this year’s edition of URKUND PEPP Talks. It was very nice to see so many familiar and new faces during the conference. We had a very rewarding day with many interesting lectures on how to tackle plagiarism, new teaching and learning methodologies, patch writing and contract cheating. We would like to extend a special thanks to our speakers Dr. Mark Glynn, Head of the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University, Aquilina Fueyo, Director of Educational Innovation, Universidad de Oviedo, Camilla Grönvall, PhD in Swedish language, Karlstad University, Dr. Thomas Lancaster, Senior Teaching Fellow […]

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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 frida.henriksson@urkund.com   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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Come and meet URKUND!

We always have a lot going on at URKUND. Say hello to us at: Upcoming events 14 June 2018 – DBS Library Conference, Dublin 28-29 June 2018 – The Future of Education Conference, Florence 24 August 2018 – URKUND PEPP-talks, Stockholm

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URKUND at the Blackboard User Conference, Durham University

URKUND were very happy to sponsor the Blackboard User Conference at Durham University for the third year running. 2018’s conferences started off well, with a good turnout to our presentation of the new Blackboard Building Block and a lot of interest in putting it through its paces. We would like, once again, to express our gratitude to Durham University for doing such an excellent job of hosting the conference. We look forward to being there again in 2019!

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Online Educa in Berlin 2017

URKUND attended Online Educa in Berlin on 6th-8th December. The stand was kept busy; lots of users from Denmark and Norway came by and, as many of them are in the process of changing LMS/VLEs, they were interested to see how URKUND works when integrated into another system. URKUND had visitors from all over the world during the conference. OEB was also a great opportunity to say hello to representatives from other systems to discuss existing or proposed integrations. See you next year!

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SURF Onderwijsdagen 2017

For the fourth year in a row, URKUND had a stand at SURF’s Onderwijsdagen in Rotterdam’s World Trade Center 7-8 November 2017. We were kept busy by the delegates who were impressed by the quality of our integrations, especially the ones with Canvas and Brightspace/D2L. It was great to see so many familiar faces there and, of course, to have the honour of being next to our friends Xebic again. Thank you to everyone – clients, prospects, partners and the organisers – for making the two days so enjoyable.

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