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Urkund at CCT College Dublin

Enabling a greater understanding of what constitutes academic impropriety.

CCT College Dublin has purchased Urkund plagiarism detection software. The College offers a range of qualifications in IT and Business, recently launching a new MSc in Applied Software Development. CCT College is also a member of the Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA). At the heart of these developments is an institutional commitment to the highest academic standards.

Neil Gallagher CCT College Dublin

Neil Gallagher, College President, was particularly interested in Urkund software for its educational functionality which enables students to gain a greater understanding of what constitutes academic impropriety.

CCT College Dublin

Gallagher states that the College-wide implementation of Urkund, supports Priority Number 1 of the Institution’s Strategic Plan which is to ‘Maintain and strengthen academic excellence’ as the ‘highest priority’. In 2019, the College hosted its first Academic Integrity Week organised by Greg South, Assistant Head of the ICT Faculty and Head of Student Services Kathleen Embleton. The week incorporated educational activities and the launch of an institutional Honour Code. Gallagher states that Urkund will continue to underpin these broader academic integrity initiatives.

Ken Healy, School Manager and institutional Manager for Moodle will be the Institutional Lead for Urkund working alongside Justin Smyth, College Librarian and Graham Glanville, Dean of School and Head of the CCT Centre for Teaching and Learning to educate faculty and students about Urkund and its benefits. Ken who has an MA in IT in Education from Trinity College Dublin is particularly looking forward to embedding use of Urkund into College workflows with Naomi Jackson, Dean of Academic Affairs to enhance the teaching and learning experience, incorporating a strong and robust focus on academic integrity.

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