Returning to thediscussion of different legal and ethical issues related to technology use in the classroom…
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:to steal and pass (off the ideas or words of another) as one's ownto use (another's production) without crediting the sourceto commit literary theftto present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward. Perhaps the greatest resources for would-be plagiarists are the hundreds of online paper-mills, or "cheatsites", that exist solely for the purpose of providing students with quick-fix homework and term-paper solutions. Many of these services contain hundreds of thousands of papers on a wide variety of topics, and some even offer customized papers for an additional fee. The fact that many of these sites have become profitable ventures (complete with paid advertising!) only attests to the unfortunate truth that plagiarism has become a booming industry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRgM9-n7K5EDo you have heard of any other ways of cheating?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aivl8Qdr8Sg
Poll: Have you Cheated?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NvA4hCOfjUStatistics from http://www.caveon.com/resources/cheating-statistics/http://pages.turnitin.com/Plagiarism_45_Recording.html?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoks6TJZKXonjHpfsX84ugqUKSg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YQFTdQhcOuuEwcWGog8yRxZCOGRdYdN6Q%3D%3D-a 30-minute webcast featuring Jason M. Stephens, an expert on academic motivation, moral judgment, self-regulation, and cheating behavior among students.
Source:http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/technology-fuels-cyberbullying-and-cheating-in-teens?q4675942=12012, Aug,30Cheating:Only 23% of parents express concern about their teen going online to cheat in school, yet nearly half of all teens (48%) admit they’ve looked up answers to a test or assignment online22% cheated specifically on a test via online or mobile phone; while only 5% of parents believed their children did this.15.8% of teens have admitted to cheating on a test by looking up answers on their phone yet only 3.2% of parents thought their teens cheated this way14.1% of teens admitted to looking up how to cheat on a test onlineOverall, 77.2% of parents said they were not worried about their teens cheating online
Kids in one class texting kids in later classes particular details. It’s no different than telling them the same information during lunch. I’ve heard of worse — taking photos with the camera so kids can have the actual examThe latest tool for cheating are iPods and Zunes. These devices are so small that they can be hidden easily under clothing. Students can download formulas, vocabulary definitions, and study guide answers. The day of the test, they send the wire up their sleeve, rest their head on their hand to hide the earbud, and cheat. Meridian, Idaho has banned iPods from school for this reason. [Rebecca Boone, Associated Press Writer, Detroit Free Press, April 27, 2007]Read more: http://educationalissues.suite101.com/article.cfm/cheating_in_schools#ixzz0YJMcb6Pe
NOTE that if these sites exist, sites like Turnitin.com also know about them and it is very easy to scan them in many cases.http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=9
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What can a teacher do to ensure acceptable use by students:A teacher should explain his or her expectations on using technology. A teacher may also want students and their parents to sign a Code of Ethics for computer use. A teacher should also review the school or district policies on acceptable use with their students.The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Internet use is one of the most important documents a school will produce. Creating a workable AUP requires thoughtful research and planning. Education World offers food-for-thought and a few useful tools for educators faced with developing a workable AUP for their school's students.
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PLAGIARISMEDUC W200 Week 13
WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT PLAGIARISM?• Do you ever “cut and paste without attribution”?• Do you consider such copying to be plagiarism and a “serious violation,” or not? EDUC W200 Week 13
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY• Plagiarism o to steal and pass (off the ideas or words of another) as ones own o to use (anothers production) without crediting the source o to commit literary theft o to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.• Essays and research papers for sale (cheatsites)• Copying and pasting from online websites• www.Plagiarism.org EDUC W200 Week 13
HOW TO CHEAT IN A TEST Using a Coke bottle (video) Using Band-aids(video) EDUC W200 Week 13
PLAGIARISM • More than 80%of “high-achieving” high school students admitted to cheating • 51% did not believe it was wrong • 95% were not caught • 35% cheating with cell phone • 52% copied sentences from websites without citing • Why students Plagiarize (webcast) EDUC W200 Week 13
EXAMPLES OF DIGITAL CHEATING• Texting kids in other classes about test questions• Taking photos of exam and passing it on• Look up answers via internet• Notes on cell/calculator• Text friends for answers• Recording vocabulary on iPods, phones or other devices• Teachers providing and changing answers What can you do about??? EDUC W200 Week 13
WHERE DO STUDENTS GET PAPERS? EDUC W200 Week 13
TURNITIN ACTIVITY• Please find a paper/essay for the assigned topic in your subject area from the Internet.• Essay Examples• Copy and paste the contents to a Word document.• Submit it to oncourse->Assignments- >Plagiarism activity• Let’s see the result together. EDUC W200 Week 13
HOW TO PREVENT CHEATING• Taking evaluations in the classroom• Electronics be-gone• No bathroom breaks• Hands where I can see them• Other solutions?• For more information: Academic Cheating in the Age of Google EDUC W200 Week 13
ACCEPTABLE USAGE POLICY (AUP)• Policy ensuring use of technology in a manner that protects students from inappropriate behaviors and information when using technology• Explain expectations for technology use• Codes of ethics for computer use• For more information: o http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr093.shtml EDUC W200 Week 13