DIGITAL ETHICS: 4. Plagiarism
In the digital universe, plagiarism is as easy as copying and pasting text from a Web site or CD. It’s as simple as downloading a paper from an online paper mill. These sites help you learn what to look for and how to teach your students to avoid plagiarism:
An overview of plagiarism and the Web, by Bruce Leland at Western Illinois University, provides 12 helpful guidelines for teachers, including:
- Having teachers familiarize themselves with web sites that offer term papers and letting students know they are aware of them;
- Using the sites for teaching the differences between good and bad writing;
- Discussions about ethics; and
- Monitoring students’ writing processes.
A clearinghouse for information about digital plagiarism, by Sharon Stoerger MLS, MBA. This extensive list provides brief descriptions, commentary, and links to dozens of sites. Sections include:
- Copyright & Intellectual Freedom
- For Instructors
- For Students
- Plagiarism Case Studies
- Plagiarism Detection Tools
- Term Paper Sites—Examples
- Additional Plagiarism Resources
- Additional Ethics Resources
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