Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions

Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions

Edited By: Tim S. Roberts, Central Queensland University, Australia
ISBN: 978-1-59904-801-7 / Hard Cover / Publisher:
Information Science Reference / Pub Date: December 2007 /
Pages: 320 / List Price: US$180.00 / US$ 132.00 E-Version

Free Access to the Online Version When Your Library Purchases a Print Copy

Description:Twenty years ago, plagiarism was seen as an isolated misdemeanor, restricted to a small group of students. Today it is widely recognized as a ubiquitous, systemic issue, compounded by the accessibility of content in the virtual environment.

Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions describes the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism, the tools and techniques available to combat the spreading of this problem, and real-life situational examples to further the understanding of the scholars, practitioners, educators, and instructional designers who will find this book an invaluable resource.


Topics Covered:
Alternatives to plagiarism
Assessing textual plagiarism
Assignments that support original work
Blogging and plagiarism
Contract cheating
Contributing factors to online plagiarism
Controlling plagiarism
Educating students
Information revolution
Lecturer attitudes toward plagiarism
Plagiarism and international students
Plagiarism and the community college
Plagiarism as an ethical issue
Plagiarism detection systems
Plagiarism prevention
Plagiarism-related behaviors
Student perspective of plagiarism
Unintentional plagiarism
Writing as a developmental skill


Table of Contents:
Section I: Some Groundwork

Chapter I: Student Plagiarism in an Online World: An Introduction Tim S. Roberts, Central Queensland University, Australia
Chapter II: A Student Perspective of Plagiarism Craig Zimitat, Griffith University, Australia
Chapter III: Controlling Plagiarism: A Study of Lecturer Attitudes Erik J. Eriksson, Umeå University, Sweden Kirk P. H. Sullivan, Umeå University, Sweden

Section II: Two Particular Case Studies

Chapter IV: Dealing with Plagiarism as an Ethical Issue Barbara Cogdell, University of Glasgow, UK Dorothy Aidulis, University of Glasgow, UK
Chapter V: Working Together to Educate Students Frankie Wilson, Brunel University, UK Kate Ippolito, Brunel University, UK

Section III: EFL and International Students

Chapter VI: EFL Students: Factors Contributing to Online Plagiarism Teresa Chen, California State University, USA Nai-Kuang Teresa Ku, California State University, USA
Chapter VII: International Students: A Conceptual Framework for Dealing with Unintentional Plagiarism Ursula McGowan, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Chapter VIII: International Students and Plagiarism Detection Systems: Detecting Plagiarism, Copying, or Learning? Lucas D. Introna, Lancaster University Management School, UK Niall Hayes, Lancaster University Management School, UK

Section IV: Two Specific Issues

Chapter IX: Plagiarism and the Community College Teri Thomson Maddox, Jackson State Community College, USA
Chapter X: The Phenomena of Contract Cheating Thomas Lancaster, Birmingham City University, UK Robert Clarke, Birmingham City University, UK

Section V: Prevention is Better than Cure

Chapter XI: Prevention is Better than Cure: Addressing Cheating and Plagiarism Based on the IT Student Perspective Martin Dick, RMIT University, Australia Judithe Sheard, Monash University, Australia Maurie Hasen, Monash University, Australia
Chapter XII: Plagiarism, Instruction, and Blogs Michael Hanrahan, Bates College, USA
Chapter XIII: Minimizing Plagiarism by Redesigning the Learning Environment and Assessment Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada and Massey University, New Zealand Lone Jorgensen, Massey University, New Zealand
Chapter XIV: Expect Originality! Using Taxonomies to Structure Assignments that Support Original Work Janet Salmons, Vision2Lead, Inc., USA

Section VI: Two Looks to the Future

Chapter XV: Substantial, Verbatim, Unattributed, Misleading: Applying Criteria to Assess Textual Plagiarism Wilfried Decoo, Brigham Young University, USA and University of Antwerp, Belgium
Chapter XVI: Students and the Internet: The Dissolution of Boundaries Jon R. Ramsey, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA










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