TAN: Don’t Cheat Your Self
Posted by gazjjohnson on 25 March, 2009
This lunchtime I braved the wind and the rain to attend a TAN session by friend and colleague Stu Johnson from Student Support. Stu was talking about the Don’t Cheat Your Self plagiarism app that he developed with Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint. What started as a month long summer project has gone on from a soft launch to be used now in 16 departments.
I was quite impressed by how relatively easy is looked to create such a resource, and naturally myself and Sarah W started talking about what kind of resource could we build in the library along the same lines. Our best suggestion on the walk down the stairs was something around evaluating websites. One more idea to hold on the back burner though for now until we have some time available.
I also liked his use of Wordle in creating a tag cloud from his feedback. I’ll certainly try that with the next bunch of feedback I get.
It was a good session, even if towards the end of the energised discussion the room was getting somewhat overly warm! I shall look forward to my next TAN session once they announce it.