An academic integrity (AI) app, developed with the help of University of Waterloo librarians, has won an award from the International E-Learning Association (IELA). The academic integrity research study, Integrity Matters, developed the Foundations for academic success app to introduce the tenets of AI to students in a meaningful, timely and effective way.
Lauren Byl, Copyright and licensing librarian, and Caitlin Carter, Liaison librarian for academic integrity, both contributed a range of expertise to the project, including developing academic integrity scenarios for the app and developing questions for use in the testing phase.
The efforts of the project team have resulted in an engaging and immersive e-learning experience that provides immediate feedback to learners. Employing mobile learning means that learning is not confined to any physical location, and users can work through the training at their own pace. The open-access mobile application has broad potential to be adapted and used worldwide, as it can be easily customized to suit individual institutions, or be adapted for use at the elementary or secondary level.
Tony Tin, Director of Library and Information Services at Renison University College lead the project’s technical team, and accepted the award with Project Lead Alice Schmidt Hanbidge of Renison’s School of Social Work.