Plagiarism: catalysts and not so simple solutions

Usoof, Hakim, Hudson, Brian and Lindgren, Eva (2014) Plagiarism: catalysts and not so simple solutions. In: Sullivan, K, Czigler, P and Sullivan Hellgren, J (eds.) Cases on professional distance education degree programs and practices: successes, challenges and issues. Advances in mobile and distance learning (AMDL) book series . IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA. ISBN 9781466644861

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Plagiarism has gained much public attention with media, corporations and researchers leading the way. The general public’s perception is that plagiarism is a ‘plague’ spreading without control within our educational institutes. Furthermore, a social perception has been created that the Internet is the ‘catalyst’ of modern-day plagiarism. This chapter explores the domain of plagiarism, taking into consideration some definitions of plagiarism, the recent history, the cultural context, the view of students and teachers, and the situation in Distance Education. The chapter goes on to discuss the actual catalysts of plagiarism and methods used to detect plagiarism. Finally the chapter forwards some good practices that may help prevent and act as deterrents of plagiarism and addresses challenges faced in tackling the problem of plagiarism.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Plagiarism, Distance Education, Learning, Assessment, Higher Education
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Depositing User: Shaun Billing
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 09:28
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 14:19
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