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Demonstration of machine-moderated open-field (essay) item. Originally this item is part of a larger lesson in the Academic Integrity modules (some of which are available for viewing below). The lesson in which this activity is embedded will be made available below in due course.
Module 1: Respect for ideas
Learning outcomes: to recognise respect as a core University of Waikato value, and to describe the connection between respect and citing other people’s ideas.
This module is made up of two lessons and a discussion forum
Lesson 1 (of 2): Who drank my milk?
Lesson 2 (of 2): The good idea
Discussion: Respect and integrity
- Choose at least one of the forum topics below, and write a short personal response.
- Then reply to one reflection from another student. Choose a post that doesn’t already have a response before responding to one that does. Remember, we value the ideas and perspectives of others.
- Make sure you know about forum etiquette
- What would I do? What would you have done if you were in Tama’s position and you knew that another student had claimed an idea that was not his or hers?
- How can it happen? Why do you think a student might try to claim someone else’s ideas as their own?
- Have your ideas been respected? Recall a time in your experience when you, or someone you know, had a good idea that was shown respect (or disrespect) by someone else. What happened?
Module 4: The P* word (plagiarism)
Learning outcomes: To develop understanding and strategies for avoiding plagiarism.
Module 4 in our Moodle course has three lessons, a choice, and at present, two discussions.
Available here is one of the lessons, and the discussion (minus the discussion threads). We also have in this module an example of a machine-moderated H5P essay task, called Favourite Assignment Calculator
Lesson 2: Cooking the books - Brayden's bogus book list
Reflection task 1 (of 2): Short essay task
Reflection task 2 (of 2): You end the story (discussion forum)
Finish the story
This is where we would like you to write the end of Brayden’s story.
We have set this forum up so that you won’t see any of the other story endings until you have posted yours first. Do not worry if your story ends up being similar to someone else’s story. Start by clicking the red “Add a new question” button below.
When you have finished, you’ll be able to read the other story endings, and interact with the other story writers.
Your story can be:
- wild and wacky
- realistic and pragmatic
- a moral tale – what you think should happen to Brayden
- what you would like to happen to Brayden.
Have fun, and dazzle us with your story endings
Module 5: Coping with assessment
Learning outcomes: To differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable assessment behaviour, and identify positive strategies for managing study stress.
Module 5 in our Moodle course has four lessons, an independent story comic, a poll, and an anonymous forum. Available here is one of the lessons, and the anonymous discussion (minus the discussion threads)
Lesson 4: Tattoodle
Your thoughts on cheating (anonymous discussion)
- Choose at least one of the forum topic starters below, and write a short personal response. Start by clicking on the red ‘Add a new topic’ button.
- After you have completed your first post, reply to one reflection from another student. Choose a post that doesn’t already have a response before responding to one that does. Remember, we value the ideas and perspectives of others.
- Make sure you follow forum etiquette. This discussion is anonymous, but it will be moderated by University of Waikato staff.
Forum conversation starters:
- What I think the University should do about the problem of cheating is …
- I worry about other students cheating because…
- Of my risk factors, the one that worries me the most is … because …
- [A similar topic of your choice]
A few words before we start:
This course is designed to cover what Academic Integrity means for you as a student at the University of Waikato:
- Academic Integrity means that you will conduct yourself in a manner that models and represents stated University of Waikato integrity values.
- It means that your academic voice as a student is valid and welcomed and that you can express your voice according to the expectations of the University of Waikato academic culture.
- It means that when you use external sources of information in your writing or other assignments, you will cite them appropriately using an established and approved citation style. You may compare those sources of information with your own perspectives and opinions.
Academic Integrity Statement
The University of Waikato is committed to excellence, respect, and honesty in scholarship and to ethical professional conduct. Academic integrity is at the core of this commitment and requires all members of the University community (students, academic and general staff) to uphold academic integrity as a personal, academic, and professional responsibility.