40 University of Alberta computing science students caught cheating. The University of Alberta has charged 40 students from two introductory computing science courses with cheating.
Many of the students were enrolled with an online tutoring company, an operation the university describes as a cheating service. In a Feb. 28 letter to computing science students, the university said the students, from the fall term, "face significant sanctions. " The U of A warned it would continue to screen all student assignment submissions and "any students found guilty of cheating will be charged. " "I think as long as we have education, we're going to have people who are going to try and game the system and we just have to keep up with them," said Deb Eerkes, the university's director of student conduct and accountability.
How the Baby Yoda Crochet Pattern is Making Us Talk About Copyright - Fiberly. In those few days the pattern was live, hundreds of people purchased and downloaded it.
It was featured on Geekologie, Syfy, and many fiber arts blogs. Some people are saying that the pattern exploded in popularity because Disney has not released “baby Yoda” merchandise for the holiday season. However, I think the real reason this exploded was because of Allison. She made something beautiful. Really beautiful and striking. Since December 2nd, Allison has also removed all images of the Baby Yoda crochet pattern from her social media pages and even the pattern listing on Ravelry. Viral Feminist Campaign Plagiarizes Student art. Pomona Lake’s piece (left) and the Terre des Femmes poster (right).
Do great minds think alike, or does a new feminist poster series about how women are judged by their appearance and attire rip off a student project on the same topic? A new campaign designed by Theresa Wlokka and Frida Regenheim of the Miami Ad School, Hamburg, for German woman’s rights non-profit Terre des Femmes is strikingly similar to Judgments, a photograph by Pomona Lake (formerly known as Rosea Lake) that went viral back in 2013 (see When Is Artist-on-Artist Theft Okay?
Jamian Juliano-Villani and Scott Teplin Duke it Out). Both projects depict a woman’s legs, with gradations indicating how she might be judged based on the length of her skirt. Is she a prude, flirty, or provocative? Theresa Wlokka and Frida Regenheim for Terre des Femmes. Inside the African essay factories that churn out university coursework for 115,000 cheating British students every year.
Kenyan academics are working gruelling 12-hour shifts writing essays for hundreds of thousands of British and American students, a MailOnline investigation reveals.
Slaving away in 'essay factories' in Nairobi, the highly educated experts earn as little as a dollar an hour while their millionaire bosses cream off the profits – and cheating Western teenagers take the credit. The essays are delivered anonymously by email, on time and free from plagiarism, with higher prices charged for a 2:1 or a First. Politicians have called the companies a 'cancer' that is 'undermining our universities brick by brick'. The "Bulte Report" Redux: Canadian Heritage Committee Releases Embarrassingly One-Sided Remuneration Models Study. The Canadian government announced its plans for a copyright review in December 2017, tasking the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology with the review.
That report has been in the drafting stage for several months and is expected before the summer. In an effort to dampen concerns that Canadian Heritage would play a diminished role in the review, the responsible ministers asked the Industry committee to ask the Heritage committee to conduct a review on remuneration models for artists and creative industries. The formal request asked the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to “call upon the expertise of a broad range of stakeholders impacted by copyright to ensure a holistic understanding of the issues at play.” Rather than providing the recommendations directly to the Industry committee as requested, the Heritage committee and chair Julie Dabrusin, a Liberal MP, chose instead to release its full report today. Plagiarism: How to avoid it. Does the Use of Information Technology in Education Encourage Cheating? - Community - Utne Reader.
In The War on Learning (MIT Press, 2014) Elizabeth Losh examines current efforts to “reform” the use of information technology in education, particularly in higher education.
She finds that many technological solutions to educational problems fail because they treat education as a product rather than a process, and proposes six basic principles of digital learning integral to successful university-based initiatives. The following excerpt comes from Chapter 1, “What They Learn in College.” What the New Sokal Hoax Reveals About Academia. Further reading: It’s surprisingly easy to get a fake paper published in an academic journal Next, Sokal sent off this jabber to Social Text, an academic journal that was, at the time, a leading intellectual forum for famous scholars including Edward Said, Oskar Negt, Nancy Fraser, Étienne Balibar, and Jacques Rancière.* It was published.
In the eyes of his supporters, what came to be known as the Sokal Hoax seemed to prove the most damning charges that critics of postmodernism had long leveled against it. Postmodern discourse is so meaningless, they claimed, that not even “experts” can distinguish between people who make sincere claims and those who compose deliberate gibberish. In the months after Sokal went public, Social Text was much ridiculed.
But its influence—and that of the larger “deconstructivist” mode of inquiry it propagated—continued to grow.