Monday, January 16, 2006
Plagiarism...Education and verification
Over the past year cheating and plagiarism has been an issue on campus. We have started to use 'turnitin.com' for formal papers turned in by students and in speaking to one of the Freshman English teachers, the plagiarism on the research paper for the first semester was higher than it had been in amy previous year. Currently, there is a group of teachers working on a comprehensive policy to address some of the issues surrounding cheating and plagiarism. In that vein, there are many resources on the Internet to assist teachers in identifying plagiarism and educating students on the appropriate citing of sources and search strategies.
For the most part, the initial Internet policy comes from the District level. TechLearning has an article of how three different school districts handle these issues. Other articles emphasize the role of educating students about copyright.