ERIC Number: ED465290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
An ELT's Solution to Combat Plagiarism: "Birth" of CALL.
One English-as-a Second-Language professor fought plagiarism using computer assisted language learning (CALL). She succeeded in getting half of her class to write documented research papers free of plagiarism. Although all of the students claimed to know how to avoid plagiarizing, 35 percent presented the work with minor traces of plagiarism. The remaining 15 percent were frustrated by the assignment and presented incomplete papers. This paper shows that the key to combating plagiarism is to provide students with challenging assignments using the computer as the medium and giving them autonomy to design a site. These students learned the basic research steps needed to create an APA research paper. The teacher worked to keep them on task, interested, and involved. She had students follow a five-step plan: provide a challenging assignment, provide clear steps to follow, minimize fear of the computer and of creating a web page, ensure understanding of research steps, and ensure plagiarism awareness. This resulted in clear role definitions for the students, the educator, and the computer. The educator used technology as a partner to create plagiarism awareness, and the students used technology as an aid to consciously eliminate plagiarism in the language learning process. (Contains 36 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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