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Plagiarism and essay mills

Plagiarism, and in particular the recent burgeoning of so-called essay mills, was the theme of the ALDinHE (London & south-east region) event hosted by the University of Reading on July 22nd 2016. I had the pleasure of attending this lively and stimulating day of presentations and discussion at the University’s verdant London Road campus, a…Continue Reading Plagiarism and essay mills

Submitting Turnitin Assignments

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Are you preparing to submit an assignment on Moodle for the first time this academic year? Over the summer, the Turnitin assignment in Moodle was updated. This means that you are required to review and accept an updated Turnitin User Agreement prior to your first assignment submission. Please note that you will not be able…Continue Reading Submitting Turnitin Assignments

Two meanings of “critically analyse”

As an academic skills tutor, I’m often faced with a student clutching a set of assessment criteria containing the phrase “critically analyse”, or a synonym of that instruction.  In my experience, many students understand the broad concept of critical analysis (e.g. being sceptical, not taking information on face value, evaluating evidence, etc), but have difficulty…Continue Reading Two meanings of “critically analyse”

Exploring Advanced Moodle Features

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Audience: City University London staff The Blended Learning Theme have developed a series of Moodle workshops exploring some of the more advanced features of assignment, feedback and grader report (aka Gradebook) features in Moodle. We have scheduled these sessions to coincide with the end of Spring Term to support marking and grading with a repeat…Continue Reading Exploring Advanced Moodle Features