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ERIC Number: EJ762470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Fighting Plagiarism: Taking the Work out of Homework
Villano, Matt
T.H.E. Journal, v33 n15 p24-30 Oct 2006
This article discusses the rise of cut-and-paste plagiarism in schools. Students are constantly searching for essays online, however, they did not know that their teachers are using the same technology to catch them cheating. Plagiarism is happening on campuses nationwide. Yet, with veritable libraries at their fingertips, students see nothing wrong with borrowing a sentence or paragraphs or page from something they find online. Teachers are so busy to track down original sources unless the offense is obvious. Therefore, students have been getting away with plagiarism for quite a while. Now, educators are fighting back. Some have taken matters into their own hands, using free internet technologies to nab students in the act. Other schools have turned to vendors to help fight their battles--with solutions from companies such as iParadigms and Questia. Finally, a small group of academic experts has taken a more philosophical approach, rethinking key facets of the educational process and proposing to eliminate cheating by changing the nature of the assignments. All of the solutions have merit, the key for school district officials is finding the one that works best.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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