Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Plagiarism in the Internet Age (ASCD)
Many teachers see plagiarism as a simple, black-and-white issue. Teachers often bring up the topic at the beginning of a research paper unit, discuss it in one classroom period and never say the word plagiarism again unless students are caught copying, at which time this term is dragged out once more to accuse and punish the guilty. An article in the latest issue of ASCD's "Educational Leadership" examines how online resources have affected the way students do research and how educators can prevent plagiarism by devoting extensive instruction to the component tasks of writing from sources.