PAEB2020 responded to the COVID19 crisis and went 100% virtual in a span of 30 days making history!
All presentations at the conference were not live. All presentations were not previously recorded. Delegates had a choice whether they wanted to send across a recording or conduct a live presentation. Accordingly, pre-recorded videos, PPTs and live recorded sessions will be made available depending on what was made available to the PAEB2020 organizers. We thank all delegates for your support and patience. Please find some of the pre-recorded videos made available by delegates : Google Drive Sheet with YouTube Links
Key Note Speakers
- Dr Tracey Bretag | Editor | International Journal for Educational Integrity (BMC, SpringerNature)
Tracey Bretag is an Associate Professor (Higher Education) at the University of South Australia. Tracey’s research for over 17 years has focussed on all aspects of academic integrity. Since 2011 she has led four large Australian Office for Learning and Teaching funded research projects, including the Academic Integrity Standards Project, the Exemplary Academic Integrity Standards Project, the Intercultural Learning in Asia Project and (with Dr Rowena Harper) the Contract cheating and assessment design: Exploring the connection project. Tracey is the Founding Editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (BMC, SpringerNature), Editor-in-Chief of the Handbook of Academic Integrity (Springer 2016), Editor of A Research Agenda for Academic Integrity (2020, forthcoming) and former President of the Executive Board to the International Center for Academic Integrity in the U.S.A. (2014-2016). Tracey is the Lead Advisor for the Epigeum Academic Integrity Program.
- Dr Thomas Lancaster | Senior Teaching Fellow | Imperial College London
Thomas Lancaster has researched issues surrounding academic integrity since 2000. He currently teaches at Imperial College London in the UK and regularly speaks at international academic integrity events. He is best known for research into contract cheating, a term he developed with now-retired colleague Robert Clarke to describe the phenomemum where students utilise third parties to complete their academic work for them. Much of Thomas’ recent research has related to investigating the commercial side of the contract cheating industry, including the operation of the essay mills, providers and individuals who help students to breach academic integrity.
Invited Speakers and Panelists
- Dr Teddi Fishman | Program Director & Associate Professor | American Public University, USA
Teddi Fishman directed the International Center for Academic Integrity for nearly a decade, and is now a Program Director and Associate Professor at the American Public University. She’s an advocate for authentic, experiential and engaged learning as for comprehensive education reform. She believes that a combination of educational, comprehensive, and peer-based approaches are necessary to create and fully realize communities of integrity.
- Dr Tomas Foltynek | President | ENAI
Tomas Foltynek is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics and Academic integrity coordinator of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Czechia. He is also the founding President of the Board of the European Network for Academic Integrity.
- Dr Elizabeth Wilson | Director of Programs | Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qassimi Foundation for Policy Research
Elisabeth Wilson, the Director of Programs at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, is responsible for Foundation’s capacity development efforts for students and adults. Elisabeth has more than fifteen years of international education experience including conducting education research, program monitoring and evaluation, and teaching English language to speakers of other languages.
- Professor Mohamed Val Mohamed Salm | President | University of Wollongong in Dubai
Prof. Mohamed-Vall M. Salem received a Master of Science and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Montreal (Canada). While a postgraduate student, he received the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Ph.D. fellowship for three consecutive years and the “Bourse d’excellence de la Francophonie” from the Canadian International Development Agency. Prof. Salem previously worked as a software engineer for several years, undertaking collaborative research with the IBM Center of Advanced Studies (Toronto) and HP Protocol Test Center (Montreal), and worked for some time as a product analyst for a start-up software company in Canada. His areas of interest and expertise are in both technical and non-technical aspects of computing including software engineering, performance analysis and scalability, innovation and ethics in information technologies. He was appointed in 2005 as Faculty Fellow with the IBM Toronto Laboratory Centre for Advanced Studies and is a member of the steering committee of the North African and Middle East ACM Programming contest.
- Dr Shivadas Sivasubramaniam | Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science | University of Derby, UK
Shivadas Sivasubramaniam currently works at the School of Human Sciences in University of Derby as the Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science. Shivadas does research in Cancer Research, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology. Their current project is ‘European Network of Academic Integrity’.
- Dr Sonja Bjelobaba | Associate Professor and Researcher Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics Uppsala University, Sweden
Sonja Bjelobaba is project manager for “Research ethics courses” at the Centre for research ethics and bioethics as well as an associate professor in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian at the Department of Modern Languages the Uppsala university. She defended her thesis at the University of Gothenburg where she, as an educational developer, taught research integrity, postgraduate supervision courses and other courses for faculty relating to teaching and learning in higher education. Sonja Bjelobaba’s research concentrate on academic integrity in the Balkans and in Sweden.
Organizers – heroes behind the schenes
University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia – currently ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019) – UOW in Dubai represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the Gulf region. With Passion and Exceptional Collaboration, through Integrity and Courage, UOWD has already positioned itself, not only in the country but in the region, as a leader in researching, collaborating and initiating conversation surrounding issues relating to academic dishonesty. With progressive, inclusive policy review, procedural innovations and evolutions, UOWD is constantly striving to achieve benchmarks in the industry in all areas of education, particularly making it a pioneer in leading the region in its academic integrity efforts, research and dissemination.
Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) is the oldest independent specialized university in the Czech Republic. It was established in 1918 as an agricultural university. Nowadays, Mendel University is formed by five faculties: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Wood-technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Horticulture, and Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies. MENDELU provides variety of study programmes for almost 10,000 students at bachelor, master and PhD level, conducts excellent research in many areas and is continuously increasing its quality.
European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) is an association of institutions engaged in education. The objectives of ENAI are to promote integrity in whole academia (i.e. education, research and other aspects of academic sector), specifically:
- to collaborate towards research and promotion of academic integrity
- to provide a platform for academics across all sectors to investigate, exchange, develop, collaborate and access resources in the field of academic integrity
- to offer opportunities for researchers, educators and practitioners to take a leadership role in the field of academic integrity
- to present best practices in the management of academic integrity
- to make available a central point of reference where issues of academic integrity can be discussed, researched, progressed and shared with the wider academic community
- to organize conferences, workshops and other events on academic integrity
- to network and collaborate with individuals and organisations actively pursuing related research
- to collaborate towards research
- to appreciate individual and institutional efforts regarding academic integrity by offering awards.
General Conference Committee Members
- Dr Zeenath Reza Khan – University of Wollongong in Dubai (Chair, Organising Committee)
- Dr Christopher Hill – British University in Dubai (Chair, Technical Committee)
- Ing Veronika Kralikova, Mendel University (Conference Secretary – International)
- Salma Rakhman, University of Wollongong in Dubai (Conference Secretary – Local)
- Priyanka Hemnani, University of Wollongong in Dubai (Communication Officer)
- Atharv Arvikar, University of Wollongong in Dubai (Logistics and Operations Officer)
- Jefin Joshy, University of Wollongong in Dubai (Media Officer)
- Swathi Venugopal, 28 Lightbulbs (Social Immersion Experience Officer)
- Irene Manoj, University of Wollongong in Dubai (Marketing and Publications Officer)
- Dr Ing Pavel Turcinek, Mendel University (Web Chair)
- Dita Dlabolova, Mendel University (Corporate Media Support)
- Jana Dannhoferová, Mendel University (Corporate Design and Graphics)
- Dr Sabiha Mumtaz – University of Wollongong in Dubai (Silent Co-chair, Organising Committee)
Scientific Board Members
- Dita Dlabolová (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
- Evangeline Litsa Mourelatos (The American College of Greece, Greece)
- Fabrizio Trifiro (QAA UK)
- Franca Marino (University of Insubria, Italy)
- Irene Glendinning (Coventry University, UK)
- Jana Dannhoferová (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
- Jarret Dyer (College of DuPage in Illinois, USA)
- Jolanta Bieliauskaitė (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania)
- Július Kravjar (Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Slovakia)
- Marco Cosentino (University of Insubria, Italy)
- Michael Draper (Swansea University, UK)
- Milan Ojsteršek (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
- Natalija Valavičienė (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania)
- Oliver Trevisiol (University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Racquel Warner (Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, UAE)
- Salim Razı (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey)
- Shiva Sivasubramaniam (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
- Sonja Bjelobaba (Uppsala University, Sweden)
- Thomas Lancaster (Staffordshire University, UK)
- Tomáš Foltýnek (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
- Tracey Bretag (University of South Australia, Australia)
- Veronika Králíková(Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
- Ann M Rogerson (University of Wollongong)
- Ansgar Schäfer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Bridie Farah (Rabdan Academy, UAE)
- Professor Mohamed Val Mohamed Salem, President, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE | Pro Vice-Chancellor, Middle East and Africa, UOW
- Professor Khalid Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, UOWD, UAE
- Professor Farhad Oroumchian, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, UOWD, UAE
Due to the development of situation owing to COVID-19 in march 2020 that have led to global travel bans and border closures, PAEB2020 was organized virtually. We thank Dubai Tourism and the beautiful, sunny city of Dubai for supporting PAEB2020.
Dubai is one of the safest, vibrant, modern metropolitan cities with a futuristic outlook that is progressive, smart and inclusive. It has positioned itself as an international hub for innovation and sustainability, not only welcoming the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but embracing it alongside being environmentally friendly and focusing on happiness for all. At the heart of Dubai’s passion is its perseverance to become a leader in tourism, economy, fashion and much more.
The UAE strategic vision 2021 aims at establishing “first rate educational system” in the country (UAE Vision 2021, 2014). Key focus has also been given to Education under Expo2020’s Opportunity theme. As a result, UAE is widely recognised as an educational hub hosting various prestigious national and international universities, accredited by international certification bodies and the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation, making the educational field in the UAE diverse and different.
In order to create a truly world-class education system, it is critical to focus on academic integrity which is vital to assessment practices. With one international conference focusing on academic integrity, and a handful of research in the area focusing on local and regional studies, the 6th International Conference Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond 2020 in Dubai promises to pave the way for dialogue among all stakeholders on the importance of and the need for more research in this area. For more information on this vibrant city, please see the Dubai Guide Book courtesy Dubai Tourism. To get a glimpse of the city, here are a few videos courtesy Dubai Tour History of Dubai – Visit Dubai Spirit of Dubai – Visit Dubai
Virtual Gala Dinner
Due to the ongoing development of situation owing to COVID-19 that led to global travel bans and border closures, PAEB2020 took place virtually.
We thank Dubai Tourism and the beautiful, sunny city of Dubai for supporting PAEB2020.
We did host a unique Virtual Gala Dinner like none other! Our delegates joined in and participated in fun competitions – most creative dinner plates, best dressed, and Kahoot! quiz – all online!
ENAI Awards were announced during the Gala Dinner – read more here
Congratulations to the following winners of the social competitions:
Pavel Turcinek, Anna Abalkina, Evangeline Litsa Mourelatos
Creative Dinner Plate
Dita Dlabolova, Veronika Kralikova
Eman Abuelrub, Ajrina Hysaj, Engila Khan