Assessment and Plagiarism: Exploring Opportunities For Future CSEd Researchers

I was asked to talk about research opportunities within the assessment and plagiarism fields at the CSEdGrad Conference 2020 (with the focus aimed towards Masters and PhD students interested in Computer Science education).

You can see the slides I used below (and also on my SlideShare account).


This was only a brief presentation, as much of the session focus was on discussion and considering ways to help the students with their own research. But it was interesting to hear the students tell stories of their own experiences of teaching, including one to whom a former student confessed that one of their peers had done their assignments, but only after the course was completed. The term contract cheating wasn’t then known, but I hope it is now.

Putting the research angle aside, if nothing else this reiterates to me how important it is that we support everyone involved with teaching, including Teaching Assistants with understanding academic integrity and the role they have in preserving it.

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I am an experienced Computer Science academic, best known for research work into academic integrity, plagiarism and contract cheating. I have held leadership positions in several universities, with specialty in student recruitment and keen interest in working in partnership with students. Please browse around the blog and the links, and feel free to leave your thoughts.
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