- More than 250 scholars to share current research on academic integrity at international conference
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event is being announced by iParadigms:
The 5th International Plagiarism Conference is nearing its registration maximum as leading academics plan to convene from July 16-18 at The Sage Gateshead in Newcastle upon Tyne. Presented by PlagiarismAdvice.org, this year's conference celebrates 10 years of providing academic institutions and organizations worldwide with the latest research on plagiarism trends, research, and innovative approaches to handling issues of academic integrity.
The conference's featured keynote speakers reflect the reach that issues of plagiarism and academic integrity have across disciplines, borders and institutions:
- Dr. Virginia Barbour, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
- Dr. Tara Brabazon, Professor of Creative Media and Head of Photography and Creative Media at the University of Bolton, UK
- Dr. Tracey Bretag, Director: Global Experience Program, Division of Business, University of South Australia
- Kirby Ferguson, noted New York-based writer and filmmaker
- Jonathan Zittrain, internationally-known cyber law scholar and writer, Harvard University
In addition to the keynotes, the conference will feature more than 50 presentations by teachers and scholars from 15 countries. Attendees may choose from session topics such as the challenges of addressing plagiarism, proven strategies for encouraging students to produce rewarding and original academic work, and institutional approaches and developments in the use of plagiarism detection technologies.
"With the 5th International Conference, we've sought to focus attention on fostering student learning and to call for a more global and diverse perspective on the issues pertaining to teaching students about plagiarism and academic integrity," said Will Murray of PlagiarismAdvice.org.
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a Gold sponsor of the event. "With their focus on enhancing the student learning experience through excellence in teaching and learning, HEA is the perfect partner for this conference," added Murray.
For more information about the HEA, visit http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/.
For more information about the Conference including a list of the full abstracts, visit: http://www.plagiarismadvice.co.uk/conference/plagiarism-conference-2012/welcome.
To register, please visit http://ipc5.eventbrite.com/.
About the Plagiarism Conference
With its first international conference in 2004, PlagiarismAdvice.org has been at the center of bringing together teachers and academics worldwide to discuss research on plagiarism and academic integrity, and to share approaches for creating opportunities to conduct authentic assessment of student learning. For more information about the Plagiarism Conference and PlagiarismAdvice.org, please visit: http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/.
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