Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D. has been teaching in higher education since 1994, but around 2012. She shifted to a mostly online format, as her huniversity has a large graduate program (900+ students) who take their courses with their in blended or online formats. Between graduate-level courses, as well as continuing professional development courses, she thinks she has taught over 100 online courses (of varying lengths) over the past 10 years, with about 50 of them being graduate-level (masters and doctoral) courses.
She did a research project a few years ago at the University of Calgary where she was in the team which built an online tutorial for academic integrity for students in their online and blended research projects. They were a research team of 3, and Thet received some funding to do the project. It was only an institutional-level project, but it should provide an evidence base to speak from, and she can certainly speak to trends as they are reflected in the current research literature.
Dr. Erika Löfström is a professor of Education at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences where she leads a primary teacher education program. She has a longstanding interest in research ethics and integrity. Her research areas include research ethics and integrity and related learning and supervision processes, as well as academic writing and plagiarism. She has published her research in journals such as e.g. Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, International Journal for Educational Integrity, Ethics & Behavior, and Journal of Academic Ethics. She has collaborated actively with colleagues across Europe, e.g. in the H2020-funded projects Virt2ue (2018-2021) and ENERI – European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity (2016-2019).
She teaches research ethics/integrity to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, as well as faculty and experts in these areas and, is a keen developer of research ethics/integrity training.
Löfström is a long-time chair of the non-medical ethics review board at the University of Helsinki, and has, in that capacity, actively developed local ethics review practices as well as guidelines at the national level. She is a board member of the Academy of Finland and vice-chair of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity. She also chairs the group that oversees and develops the national research integrity advisor system established by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity.
Dr. Guy Curtis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia. He has a long-standing interest in academic integrity and has been researching student plagiarism and cheating for over 15 years. Guy has conducted research on cultural, demographic, and psychological predictors of plagiarism and cheating, the prevalence of plagiarism and cheating among students, and interventions designed to educate students and university staff about academic integrity. In 2019/20, Guy was part of a team that developed an academic integrity toolkit for the Australian higher education standard regulator: https://www.teqsa.gov.au/academic-integrity-toolkit. He has published over 40 journal articles and is an Associate Editor of Higher Education Research & Development, the Australian Journal of Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology. Guy’s work and profiles can be found here: