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Gradescope: Insight into Teaching

Gradescope is a Turnitin solution that enables quick and easy grading. This useful tool saves instructors time and lets them focus on teaching, which is the most important part of the learning process.  It is undisputed that feedback is very crucial where learning is concerned. This is to help students know how they are doing, which areas to focus on and so forth. It […]

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Is Self-Citation a Real Thing?

What is Self-Citation? Did you know that when you, as researcher, do not reference or recognise your own work in a research study, it is seen as self-plagiarism? Self-citation is essential to avoid plagiarism. The term self-citation refers to the recognition of your own work when you are expanding on previous research or referring to […]

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The Myths that Shape Plagiarism

Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are not new. It has, and most likely will, always find a way into our institutions. No matter its shape or form, any sort of misconduct affects both students and educators in various ways. The impact of Covid-19 has not yet been determined in its entirety, but we […]

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Eiffel Corp the Future of Education Summit

Eiffel Corp partnered with CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa as an associate sponsor of the seventh annual Future of Education Summit. Hosted virtually for the second year in a row, the summit took place on Thursday, 29 July 2021. The event brought together experts from 25 countries across the world, in an attempt to answer whether education needs to be redefined – […]

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Meet the Brains behind The Invigilator

The increasing pressure on institutions to monitor students during remote and online assessments has seen a growth in proctoring solutions. Contention surrounding proctoring solutions, such as accessibility, privacy, data security, and equity, have created the need for a different approach to monitoring students. The Invigilator App offers a proctoring solution that strikes the balance between […]

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Future-fit Technology: Making the Lives of Education Better

Gradescope Success Story: Christine Kraamwinkel (UP)  “The brilliant thing is that it actually sounds easy to use. It’s easier to use than it sounds” Who is Christine Kraamwinkel? Christine Kraamwinkel is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics at the University of Pretoria. Christine teaches first year statistics in an undergraduate course. More specifically, she […]

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Feedback Studio: Meaningful Insights. Authentic Writers.

Turnitin – Feedback Studio “Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide”. -Zig Ziglar Unfortunately, there will always be students who take shortcuts and plagiarise. Some intentionally, others less so. Regardless of the intent, academic dishonesty disrupts an institution and brings disrepute to its qualifications. While […]

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Reflections on Africa EduTech

Attending the Africa EduTech conference at Emporers Palace on the 19th and 20th May 2021 was refreshing as it was the first face-to-face conference I have attended since before Covid-19.  The small group of delegates (with masks and sanitizer at hand) were excited to share their experiences and spend some time away from the zoom/teams […]

Innovative, Accessible Technology Pioneered by South African Educators

Johannesburg, South Africa: Covid-19 has disrupted higher education both locally and internationally. Institutions have largely had to close on-campus education, as the virulence of the pandemic halted all the normalcies of life, both socially and economically. While there certainly are many challenges and negative impacts, innovation and the embracing of change have seen South African […]