Beyond the Search Engine - Oxford University

1. The issues that surround plagiarism and academic integrity in a socially networked world.

Friday March 23rd 2007, Said Business School, University of Oxford

[Programme] [Venue and Accomodation] [Previous Beyond Colloquia]

News 30/03/07:. An updated Programme is now available with audio and powerpoint presentations of the debate.

Beyond the Search Engine, the eleventh debate in the successful Beyond... series of speeches and debates hosted by the Learning Technologies Group at the University of Oxford. This year the theme was plagiarism and academic integrity in the modern world of social networking and private learning.

Does the ready provision of information in the public sphere detract from students' ability to develop their own knowledge?

Does the pressure to perform undermine students' academic integrity?

Speakers included:

  • Jude Carroll (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Prof. Jonathan Zittrain (Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University)
  • Peter Taylor (Acumen Systems)
  • Kevin Donovan FRSA (Consultant)
  • Sara de Freitas (Birkbeck College)
  • John Barrie (CEO Turnitin plagiarism detection software )
  • Andrew Charlesworth (Bristol University)

In the morning session, students and pupils will discuss their perspective on the issues.

The afternoon's debate will be on the motion: "This house believes that the rise of technology is undermining the traditional values of rigour and integrity in academic research and study."

This event is run in conjunction with The Shock of the Old conference on the social aspects of ICT in Teaching and Learning, Thursday March 22nd 2007, held at the same venue and with similar charging.

If you have questions, please contact the coordinator:

Paul Davis:

Learning Technologies Group,
Oxford University Computing Services,
13 Banbury Rd,
OX2 6NN,


Venue: Said Business School, Park End Street, University of Oxford.

Beyond Colloquia

Since 1996, the Learning Technologies Group (formerly part of the Humanities Computing Unit) has been organizing a series of events, exploring the impact of new technologies on literature, learning, and our cultural resources. Information about the previous Beyond colloquia and proceedings.

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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 26 February 2015