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This is all my own work – Weeknote #34 – 1st November 2019

Thames House in London

You can tell winter is coming, but I did enjoy having an extra hour on Sunday. I watched this video on Sunday morning about how university students in Europe and the US are paying Kenyans to do their academic work for them.

The global market for academic writing is estimated to be worth $1bn (£770m) annually.

I recalled earlier this month looking at this Australian study on contract cheating or collusion. The findings make for interesting reading.

Findings from the largest dataset gathered to date on contract cheating indicate that there are three influencing factors: speaking a language other than English (LOTE) at home, the perception that there are ‘lots of opportunities to cheat’, and dissatisfaction with the teaching and learning environment (Bretag & Harper et al., 2018).

These influencing factors could be mitigated, could we assess in the learner’s native language? Culd we improve satisfaction with the overall teaching and learning environment? Often easier said than done.

This contract cheating or collusion is a major headache for universities in the UK, but I wonder if the answer isn’t about creating systems or processes that can identify when cheating or collusion is taking place, but ensuring that assessment is designed in a way that means there is no incentive to chat, collude or pay someone else to undertake the assessment.

However as indicated in the Australian study:

It would be a dream to be able to individualise assessment tasks or have an innovative approach where students can be assessed in class doing individual oral presentations. We make do… Continue reading This is all my own work – Weeknote #34 – 1st November 2019

Innovating e-Learning 2011: Learning in transition

Coffee

The sixth JISC online conference takes place this year on 22-25 November 2011, with pre-conference activities running from 15 November.

The conference is relevant to a wide range of delegates from further and higher education. Register now here to explore through live presentations and asynchronous debates some of the latest thinking about the benefits and challenges of enhancing learning and teaching with technology.

The title of the 2011 conference, Learning in transition, reflects the challenges institutions and practitioners are facing in the fast-changing landscape of post-16 education, including preparing students for employment.

Sessions are organised under two themes, each with its own keynote presenter:

  • Learning landscapes explores the potential in technology to forge cross-sector collaboration through which further and higher education institutions, learners and employers can work together to shape a more forward-looking curriculum
  • Navigating pathways opens up some of the challenges involved in learning and teaching in a digital age and discusses potential technology-enhanced solutions

New this year

The conference this year has a distinctly participatory feel with even more live events. You can take part in a number of ways:

Register at www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference11

  • Contribute to the pre-conference activity week. Innovations this year include a Pecha Kucha session. To take part, email geoffm@directlearn.co.uk
  • Try out new tools and techniques throughout the pre-conference week
  • Share your reflections as the conference unfolds in a designated Thinking Space
  • Participate in live Elluminate® debates
  • Be inspired to contribute to James Clay’s blog, Letters from the Edge
  • Follow the conference on Twitter @ jiscel2011
  • Contribute your views on Twitter using #jiscel11

The fee for Innovating e-Learning 2011 remains unchanged at £50. Don’t wait – book now for the best value-for-money conference of its kind!

Why the coffee picture?

Well as everyone knows the coffee tastes better at an online conference…

e-Learning Stuff Podcast #079: Turbo Telling

James recently presented at the JISC RSC SW Turbo TEL event in Bristol. The RSC SW recorded one of his sessions and interviewed him. These are those recordings…

With James Clay.

This is the seventy ninth e-Learning Stuff Podcast, Turbo Telling.

Download the podcast in mp3 format: Turbo Telling.

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e-Learning Stuff Podcast #061: A conversation with Zak

A chat with Zak Mensah of JISC Digtial Media about their ten new advice documents.

With James Clay and Zak Mensah.

This is the sixty first e-Learning Stuff Podcast, A conversation with Zak.

Download the podcast in mp3 format: A conversation with Zak.

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Shownotes

#1 Introduction to e-Learning

#2 Designing Learning Experiences

#3 Common Methods for Viewing, Using and Producing Digital Media Resources

#4 Considering the delivery of digital media online

#5 Organising Digital Media Content in a VLE

#6 Mobile Learning for Education

#7 Providing Live Support to your Community over the Web

#8 Audio Feedback

#9 Telling it like it is – a how-to guide on creating audio feedback

#10 Using Multimedia in a PDF