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Cyphert, Dale; Wurtz, M. Susan; Duclos, Leslie K. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2013
As business organizations grow increasingly virtual, traditional principles of organizational communication require examination and modification. This article considers the curricular implications of the growing business uses of virtual world technology through three different lenses--students as employee-users, students as strategic designers and…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation
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Decarie, Christina – Business Communication Quarterly, 2012
Information literacy is an essential skill for business communication students. Traditionally taught by librarians, there is a pressing need for all business instructors to incorporate informational literacy training into their courses. Moreover, students need to hone their research skills, moving beyond a dependence on Google and Wikipedia. This…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Communication, Information Literacy, Research Skills
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McEachern, Robert W. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
As Facebook becomes increasingly more popular as a communication tool for businesses and organizations, it is important that our students learn to transfer personal Facebook skills to professional settings. This article focuses on the lessons learned by two students who used Facebook as part of a social media internship, as well as what the author…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Role, Internship Programs
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Jones, Dorothy L. R. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Academic dishonesty, with Internet plagiarism as one of the most common forms, is a concern on college and university campuses more than ever before. Many institutions of higher education have adopted academic honesty policies, instituted academic integrity tutorial completion prerequisites for next term registration, and acquired plagiarism…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Business Communication, Plagiarism, Cheating
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Davis, Lajuan – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Teacher Expectations of Students, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Mechenbier, Mahli Xuan – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Business professionals often use standard templates when composing documents, and teachers of business writing direct students to textbook examples to use as sample formats. Good instructors do want to provide their students with informative examples of what is expected, especially in an online course environment where students cannot raise their…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Online Courses, College Students, Plagiarism
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Hall, Susan E. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Plagiarism can be "plaguing" if it is not discussed, understood, and enforced by the professor right at the beginning of the course and throughout the semester. Students usually don't "have" to cheat or plagiarize; they do so mainly because "they can." Professors who turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to students who plagiarize create deleterious…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior
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Probett, Christine – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Plagiarism does exist at universities today. In some cases, students are naive with respect to understanding what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. In other cases, students blatantly disregard and disrespect the written work of others, claiming it as their own. Regardless, educators must be vigilant in their efforts to discourage and prevent…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior
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den Ouden, Hanny; van Wijk, Carel – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Students write papers in many of their courses to improve their writing skills and to foster an active attitude toward learning. Every year, they hand in hundreds of papers for teachers to assess. This stream may get polluted in two ways: by simple copying from Internet sources and by the exchange of text fragments between students. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Plagiarism, Cheating
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Agarwal, Shailja; Mital, Monika – Business Communication Quarterly, 2009
Social networking Web sites (SNWs) are online tools that have transformed the virtual encounters of the past that were technical and impersonal to today's virtual socialization that is truly nontechnical, social, and interpersonal. This article presents an exploratory study of Indian University students' use of SNWs. The results indicated that…
Descriptors: Socialization, Internet, Social Networks, Web Sites