Preventing Online Plagiarism

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Preventing Online Plagiarism

  1. 1. Preventing Online Plagiarism WMRLS Continuing Education Workshop Friday, January 21, 2005 Workshop Leader: Janet Eckert, WMRLS
  2. 2. Background Information
  3. 11. Who Plagiarizes? <ul><li>Profile Of A Cheater: </li></ul><ul><li>Person who is “lazy, last minute, not interested in the subject, … over achievers who don’t want to risk failure” Hamilton, Denise </li></ul><ul><li>Kids who are over scheduled – too much homework, too many afterschool activities and no free time Chaker, Anne Marie </li></ul>
  4. 12. Who Plagiarizes? <ul><li>Everyone at one time or another! </li></ul>
  5. 14. Famous Plagiarists
  6. 16. Enablers … <ul><li>Parents, Teachers, School Administration </li></ul>
  7. 17. Why Plagiarize? <ul><li>Don’t like the teacher Santa Lucia, Lynn </li></ul><ul><li>Afraid to ask questions of the teacher Santa Lucia, Lynn </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to copy than to think and reflect Santa Lucia, Lynn </li></ul>
  8. 18. Role Models?
  9. 20. Dave Barry <ul><li>“Dave Barry always scrupulously attributes the source of any true fact that wanders into his column. … When Dave Barry comments on, for example, an exploding commode, he not only names the newspaper that published the incident, but also the reporter who wrote the article – and even the “alert reader” who passed it along.” Fitzgerald, Mark </li></ul>
  10. 21. What Can Librarians Do?
  11. 22. 6 Strategies To Fight Plagiarism <ul><li>Show Your Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Help </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Use Software </li></ul><ul><li>Smith, C. Brian </li></ul>
  12. 23. Show Your Knowledge
  13. 26. Teach Faculty
  14. 28. Involve Tutors
  15. 30. Provide Help
  16. 32. Talk About Plagiarism <ul><li>“ You forget entirely about a report that is due on Monday, and there is no way you can complete it over the weekend. No way. Your teacher is unforgiving about being late on assignments. Do you go to the library or the Internet and copy a few bits and pieces from different sources and call it your own to avoid failing? What are the arguments for and against doing this?” Schwartau and Busch </li></ul>
  17. 33. Redesign Coursework
  18. 35. Use Software
  19. 40. Use Software? <ul><li>Ethical Issues </li></ul>
  20. 41. Questions & Answers Our Workshop On the Web

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