Winner: 2012 UQ Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management
Teaching and Educational Development Institute
Academic Services Division
Osiris Software

Dr Ann Peterson, School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management (team leader); Associate Professor David Neil, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management; Dr Clive Warren, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management; Lynda Petherick, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management; Ms Deidre Seeto, Teaching and Educational Development Institute; Mr Dominic McGrath, Teaching and Educational Development Institute; Ms Shannon Johnston, Teaching and Educational Development Institute; Ms Sandy Williams, Academic Services Division; Mr Trevor Daniels, Osiris Software

The Academic Integrity online tutorial raises student awareness of issues surrounding academic misconduct and when and how to correctly cite information, from the positive perspective of academic integrity. A key purpose of the tutorial is to provide consistent information to UQ’s diverse student body and to clarify the university’s expectations in relation to academic practices at UQ. The technical and pedagogical design of the tutorial enhances its effectiveness, distinctiveness, and coherence by enabling students to interact with a range of real-life scenarios and examples. This web-based tutorial has been developed to support sustainable maintenance and future reuse with an object-oriented programming paradigm separating the content and function. Student progress and outcomes are recorded as a means to inform future improvements. Evidence shows substantial improvements in students’ knowledge, skills, and understanding of good academic practices. Academic staff have expressed widespread support for the tutorial, which was awarded the 2008 ASCILITE President’s Award for Excellence.

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