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Inquiry Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th May 2015

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/01/29/what-does-it-take-to-fully-embrace-inquiry-learning/ EduCon 2.5 it’s important to question whether alleged “personalized,” “project-based,” or “collaborative” learning efforts are actually helping students and teachers to “hold ourselves in a state of questioning.” In a true inquiry-based model, how learning happens isn’t as important as whether that learning encourages students to try to […]

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Cheating Inadvertently

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th May 2015

Cheating Inadvertently http://chronicle.com/article/Cheating-Inadvertently/229883/ 2001 article that illustrated nicely the challenge we face in helping students do their work with integrity. the form of plagiarism continues into graduate school, where plagiarism remains, by far, the most common form of academic dishonesty. the article repeats to a degree what is already known: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/plagiarism/index.html http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/plagiarism/convocation2008.ppsx namely, that plagiarism […]

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plagiarism and academic integrity

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd December 2014

Posner, Kouwe, and Hegemann: old-school vs. new-school attitudes about plagiarism http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/0219/Posner-Kouwe-and-Hegemann-old-school-vs.-new-school-attitudes-about-plagiarism Generation-Y literary remixing? or plagiarism? I’ve typically come to the defense of Gen Y, to which I belong, when baby boomers and others accuse us of neglecting personal relationships in favor of social networking, or of growing so reliant on technology that we’re unable […]

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Plagiarism: can Turnitin solve it?…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th August 2014

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/25/340112848/turnitin-and-the-high-tech-plagiarism-debate 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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