How Social Media Encourages Plagiarism (and Six Ways You Can Fight It)


Writing assignments, for example, do not exist to keep all the fun out of kids’ lives; they are designed to teach efficiently. If you assign a paper on the features of a novel as a genre, for example, name a specific novel you’d like them to analyze for those features. Consider breaking large assignments into milestones by asking students to submit several drafts before turning in a final paper, for example. Has the ubiquity of social media given plagiarism new life?

Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App


The five most popular LMSs (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and Sakai), which account for more than 90 percent of the market share in higher education, are all designed based on a 10-year-old standard called the Learning Tools Interoperability (or LTI) standard. As an example of what Matthew observes, here’s a snapshot from the CS 106B course at Stanford where professors use edtech tools extensively to enhance learning for more than 300 students.

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Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption

iterating toward openness

We manually rebuilt each course half a dozen times or more, in Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, and other systems. Say, as a purely hypothetical example, that a member of a faculty team accidentally included a copyrighted resource in a collection of OER.

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Longtime Higher Ed Leader (and Former U.S. Congressman) Argues For a ‘Networked College’


You’re talking about the LMS project, Sakai ? In your book you cite examples of people cobbling together an education from various sources, and there was a book several years ago by Anya Kamenetz called “ DIY U ” that argued that this will happen more often. The campus of the future will be “networked,” argues Peter Smith, meaning that more and more academic-related services will be outsourced.

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Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

iterating toward openness

Examples of Value-Added Services in the Context of Open. And of course, Instructure (Canvas), Moodle Pty Ltd (Moodle), Longsight (Sakai), and other companies provide for-fee, value-added services around Learning Management Systems hosting and support.

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