|HE and all that
Welcome to a window on the world of FE and HE in Britain today.
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Plagiarism, actually I couldn’t spell that so had to copy it from a web page, ouch!!!! So universities like Essex are finding 25% increase this year. Special software is available that can check student scripts for similarities or scan the net for a likely sources, why is this happening? What’s going on? Who’s to blame? Among the popular emerging views is that its related to the high increase of foreign students on courses who quit frankly see education as more of a detective game, or that with top up fees students have to work so hard that they have little time for study. But I thought students always worked in their spare time, behind bars, in shops, flipping burgers, the proceeds of which as I recall were spent on booze and birds, I have no problem with that. And anyway what about that valiant band of graduates who gained their degrees from the OU, students in full time employment, usually with families and mortgages who bare the full cost of courses. For me it’s the result of the inevitable here, if we are going to reduce the standards in order to gain more entrants to universities so that the government figures look good, then isn’t it obvious that many students will not be able to cope with the demand, or am I just a cynical old git who belongs to some time prior to the Jurassic-cretaceous boundary, some how I am beginning to hope so.posted by James at 12:33 PM
Sunday, July 13, 2003
New plans for oldposted by James at 11:03 AM