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Webinar explores academic integrity and file-sharing behaviours among students

July 27, 2020 — 

On August 14, Brenda Stoesz, Faculty Specialist in The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, along with Josh Seeland, Academic Integrity & Copyright Officer at the Assiniboine Community College, will be presenting an interactive session on academic file-sharing among students.

Participants in the webinar will learn what some of the issues are and how to address them from an academic integrity perspective.

This online event is part of the Academic Integrity Webinar Series, offered through the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary. The series is convened by Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity.

Webinar: Sharing is caring? Exploring academic integrity and file-sharing behaviours
August 14, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Time)

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand what academic file-sharing is and how it works.
  • Understand how predatory commercial file sharing sites can exploit or deceive students.
  • Discuss how educators can work with students to understand what ethical sharing means.

Register online.

This webinar is the first in a new series being offered through the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary.

This series will deal with timely and emergent topics that are cutting edge, provocative or high profile in nature. Each webinar can accommodate 300 live participants. All registrants will be e-mailed a link to the recorded version of the webinar for viewing after the live event.

Presenter bios:

Brenda M. Stoesz currently works as a Faculty Specialist at The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at UM, where she develops educational resources and professional development opportunities for post-secondary academic staff. Stoesz also conducts research on academic integrity, with a focus on academic integrity policy analysis and contract cheating. In 2019, she founded and currently chairs the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network (MAIN). Stoesz holds a PhD in Psychology and Bachelors of Education and Science. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching high school, college, and university students.

Josh Seeland works as Academic Integrity & Copyright Officer at the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Library in Brandon, MB, where his primary duties include research initiatives and library instruction/outreach at ACC locations across Manitoba. He is a member of the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network (MAIN) and chairs ACC’s Academic Integrity Advisory Committee. Seeland holds Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from the University of Manitoba and a diploma in Library and Information Technology from Red River College.

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