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Plagiarism: can Turnitin solve it?…

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software excellent report by NPR on the advantages but also perils of computerizing/automation of a complex process, which requires prolonged education and discussions, rather then “yielding with a hammer.” What is your take on how students can be educated to avoid plagiarism? How academic dishonesty should be handled? […]

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What is plagiarism?

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014

Follow Martine What is plagiarism? Martine Herzog-EvansLaw Professor at the University of Reims, FranceTop Contributor A colleague of mine is asking us to organise a disciplinary commission for a student who, during a test (home test) quoted an author at great length. I disagree with his judgement. This in my opinion is youth caution (I’m […]

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excellent discusssion for and against students’ group work on LinkedIn’s “The Teaching Professor”

Posted on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

For those students who hate group work Manager’s Choice Mary BartEditor, Faculty FocusTop Contributor A Lone Wolf’s Approach to Group “I’d really rather work alone. . .” Most of us have heard that from a student (or several students) when we assign a group project, particularly one that’s worth a decent amount of the course […]

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