‘Ako: A Tale of Loyalty’ takes players inside a young samurai’s world in 18th-century Japan.
Epoch: History Games Initiative/University of Texas at Austin
A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.
An academic should be able to use “I” in an essay which offers their point of view. In this way, they take responsibility for their argument.
AI systems may soon be able to generate texts that can pass for human work. Such technology has many positives, but could also result in widespread generation of false texts (including fake news).
AI-powered text generators are becoming increasingly easy to access. Rather than banning their use by students, educators should think about incorporating such tools into their curriculums.
Often students plagiarise because they don’t understand how to write in an academic setting.
These programmes allow institutions to claim they’re doing something without really tackling the issues that lead students to plagiarise.
The proof is in the pudding.
Students, don’t turn to essay mills, just learn to write a better paper.
Montaigne: his free-ranging essays were almost scandalous in their day.
Étienne Dumonstier/Wikimedia Commons
Montaigne anticipated much of modern thought, and was profoundly shaped by the classics. His Essays, so personal yet so urbane, continue to challenge and charm readers.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki is back in the public eye thanks to a series of open letters he’s written since the start of 2016.
Former President Thabo Mbeki’s critique of South African historiography, and his concomitant attempt to correct this body of work, has set off a significant public discussion.
Maybe I could pay somebody else to do it.
Essay writing via Geo Martinez/www.shutterstock.com
The contract cheating business is booming. What tips students over the edge to pay somebody else to do their work?
Your inner self.
Only two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn’t happened. Instead the…