Plagiarism is complicated. Students are expected to learn about plagiarism on their own. Little or no formal education about plagiarism is provided to students. The literature suggests that proactive education is the best way to prevent plagiarism, not plagiarism detection software or other reactive solutions. This workshop will proactively assist students in learning about plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarizing.
1: Plagiarism or Not- Are the examples of plagiarism or not? 2: Research Process- Think about the steps you take to complete your research. 3: Paraphrasing- Pick a joke and practice paraphrasing. 4: Common Knowledge- Are these examples common knowledge or do they need a citation? 5: Writing Citations- Practice creating proper citations.
Mary Broussard is presenting during this conference on Thursday, November 3 at 11:00am Eastern Time with an Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning in Libraries.
Background and Coverage
Plagiarism Cases Plagiarism is complicated. Where do students learn about plagiarism? What is the best way to prevent plagiarism?
Definition and types of plagiarism. Importance of plagiarism. Avoiding plagiarism. Properly paraphrase and cite sources. Common knowledge.
1: Plagiarism or Not 2: Research Process 3: Paraphrasing 4: Common Knowledge 5: Writing Citations 6: Goblin Game
Student Z was interested in getting a good grade on the final paper, but writing was always her weakest point, so she found two anonymous articles online, combined them, used several paragraphs from each article, and presented it as her work. ◦ Using online anonymous articles is still considered plagiarism. ◦ It is not plagiarism because it was found on the Internet, and the student mixed up the articles.
You are given an assignment for one of your classes. Select one topic and write out how you would go about completing your assignment. Think about what you would do to narrow down your topic and complete your research. Focus on the methods you would use in order to complete this assignment. ◦ Sheep shearing practices in New Zealand ◦ Camel bookmobiles or other library services in Kenya ◦ Wine trails in Italy ◦ Human-wildlife interactions in Alaska ◦ Tiny Houses or other sustainable living options in America
Read the following jokes from Aha! Jokes. Choose one and paraphrase the joke. After you are finished, reread the joke and your paraphrase and then paraphrase the joke again from memory. Would you please move your cars? ◦ “It had been snowing for hours when an announcement came over the intercom: "Will the students who are parked on University Drive please move their cars so that we may being plowing." Twenty minutes later there was another announcement: "Will the nine hundred students who went to move fourteen cars return to class."” ◦ --http://www.ahajokes.com/movecar.html
There are four seasons in the year. ◦ Common Knowledge Needs Citation The motion sensors in virtual reality gloves affect telepresence (illusion of being there). ◦ Common Knowledge Needs Citation On September 11, 2001, New York City and Washington D.C. suffered terrorist attacks. ◦ Common Knowledge Needs Citation The speed of light is 3 X 10E8 meters per second. ◦ Common Knowledge Needs Citation
Select MLA or APA citation style and cite the titles provided below. ◦ Article retrieved from a journal located in the library. ◦ Title: Child and informant influences on behavioral ratings of preschool children. ◦ Authors: Beth M. Phillips and Christopher J. Lonigan ◦ Source: Psychology in the Schools, vol 47(4), Apr, 2010, pp.374-390
Mary Broussard, Instructional Services Librarian at Lycoming College, created the Goblin Threat Game. ◦ http://www.lycoming.edu/library/instruction/tutorials/plagiarismGame.htm l
Design Best Practices Managing an Online Course Tools for Teaching Online Distance Learning Library Support Design and Accessibility Copyright Considerations
The following URL is available to the public and does not require a log-in. If you need more assistance with Blackboard, feel free to view the screencasts for examples. ◦ http://tinyurl.com/3gtvthz
Thank you for your time. Breanne Kirsch, Evening Public Services Librarian University of South Carolina Upstate Telephone: 864-503-5613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Auer, Nicole J. and Ellen M. Krupar. “Mouse Click Plagiarism: The Role of Technology in Plagiarism and the Librarian’s Role in Combating it.” Library Trends 49, no. 3 (2001): 415- 32.Jackson, Pamela A. “Plagiarism Instruction Online: Assessing Undergraduate Students’ Ability to Avoid Plagiarism.” College & Research Libraries 67, no. 5 (2006): 418-28.Madray, Amrita. “The Anatomy of a Plagiarism Initiative: One Library’s Campus Collaboration.” Public Services Quarterly 4, no. 2 (2008): 111-25. doi:10.1080/15228950802202390.Madray, Amrita. “Developing Students’ Awareness of Plagiarism: Crisis and Opportunities.” Library Philosophy and Practice (2007): 1-16.Moniz, Richard, Joyce Fine, and Leonard Bliss. “The Effectiveness of Direct-Instruction and Student-Centered Teaching Methods on Students’ Functional Understanding of Plagiarism.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 15, no. 3 (2008): 255-79. doi:10.1080/10691310802258174.Stevenson, Seth. “Adventures in Cheating: A Guide to Buying Term Papers Online.” Slate Magazine. The Slate Group, a Division of the Washington Post Company. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/shopping/2001/12/adventures_in_cheating.html.