plagiarism

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

| January 23, 2014 | 21 Comments

It’s an open secret in the education community. As we go about integrating technology into our schools, we are increasing the risk and potential for plagiarism in our tradition-minded classrooms. In the balance, does plagiarism make these tools more problematic than they are useful?

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Plagiarism Differences in High School and College Students

Plagiarism Differences in High School and College Students

| November 3, 2011 | 28 Comments

A report released today by the plagiarism-detection tool TurnItIn confirms what a lot of teachers already know: that students are copying content from online sources. According to the report, for both high school and college students, Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers were the top two most popular sources of lifted copy. But another interesting fact emerged […]

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Plagiarism or Paraphrasing: Does it Matter Anymore?

Plagiarism or Paraphrasing: Does it Matter Anymore?

| May 10, 2011 | 5 Comments

Last week’s post about how the Internet affects plagiarism brought up some interesting points of discussion. Readers are parsing the difference between copying information verbatim without citing the source, and paraphrasing information gleaned from sources like Wikipedia. One reader writes: As a graduate student and researcher, 80% of what I do is not expressing original […]

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How the Internet Affects Plagiarism

How the Internet Affects Plagiarism

| May 2, 2011 | 8 Comments

Plagiarism is nothing new. Students have been plagiarizing far before the Internet was widely available — whether it was copying from the encyclopedia or hiring professionals. But the Internet and the explosion of online resources has made it easier for students to get to those resources. You’ll find a number of websites geared specifically to […]

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