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    • Supporting academic integrity: Learning about plagiarism through information literacy
        • Debbi Boden
        • Faculty Team Leader
    • Plagiarism and Higher Education (HE)
      • Plagiarism is high on the HE agenda
      • HE in a moral panic !!
        • Kent University in the UK
        • ‘ A student who admits down-loading material from the internet for his degree plans to sue his university for negligence’
        • BBC News (World edition)
    • Plagiarism at university
      • Diversity of background and cultures
      • Economic pressures
      • High expectations
      • Deficiency in writing skills
      • Information explosion
    • Plagiarism at university
      • Learned behaviour
        • School - cutting and pasting culture
        • ‘ Coursework: the charter for school cheats’ (The Independent November 4 , 2005)
        • International students
          • Language skills
          • Fear of failure
          • Academic traditions
    • Plagiarism at university
      • Economic pressures
      • High expectations
      • Deficiency in writing skills
      • Information explosion
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    • Plagiarism – How can the library help?
      • a culture of crime and punishment does not foster learning
      • a good policy is necessary but it is not enough to tackle plagiarism
      • Institutions must be able to trace back to the very point every student was taught about plagiarism
    • Olivia – Olivia who?
    • Who is Olivia?
      • Olivia = Online Virtual Information Assistant
      • Online information literacy programme
      • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) WebCT
    • Objectives
      • To provide access to an online environment which is
      • made up of self-contained units that can be used either
      • selectively according to the needs of the users, or as a
      • complete linear programme.
    • Competency based
      • Course based on a set of competencies which incorporated key skills 3 & 4 methodology and salient themes from various IL models
        • Sconul 7 pillars
        • Caul
        • ALA
    • Olivia
      • 9 self contained learning units
      • A staff information area
      • A ‘first time users’ information area
      • Help and contact
    • How did we use the IL programme?
      • Blended learning
        • Lectures
        • Demonstrations
        • Hands on sessions
        • Self paced learning
      • Interactive learning
        • Questionnaires
        • Self test
        • Marked quizzes
        • Online tutorials
      • Olivia
    • statistics
      • Number of courses 2004 / 05 7
      • Number of courses 2005 / 06 15
      • Number of students enrolled 2004 / 05 1600+
      • Number of students enrolled 2005 / 06 3000+
      • Number of teaching hours 2004 / 05 81
      • Most popular units
        • UGs – databases, referencing & the Internet
        • PGs – referencing, databases & information
    • Quality assurance
      • How do we know Olivia is any good?
        • ‘ Has the learner acquired the desired types or level of capability’
        • ‘ Have they benefited from the educational experience?’
        • Need to think about how we assess whether outcomes have been achieved
      • How do we measure impact of IL?
        • Improvement in quality of students work (academic feedback)
        • Evaluation sheets
        • Focus groups
    • What is happening at Loughborough?
      • Lunchtime in the Library
        • Subject specific courses
        • Study skills
      • Database of the Month
        • Concentrates on particular databases
      • Embedding into courses
      • Supporting material on Learn & a new tutorial called InfoTrail
      • Your Academic Librarians
        • Steph McKeating / Lizzie Gadd & Tracy Marshall
    • Final thoughts
      • There will always be a few students who deliberately plagiarise
      • The majority of students entering HE have a lack of understanding what plagiarism is
      • A good IL programme with with support from the academics can help solve many of the issues surrounding plagiarism and help students become effective independent learners
      • Contact your library – let them help!
    • The Times