Educating students about plagiarism avoidance - A computer science perspective

Hamilton, M, Tahaghoghi, S and Walker, C 2004, 'Educating students about plagiarism avoidance - A computer science perspective', in E. McKay (ed.) International Conference on Computers in Education 2004: A Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE), Melbourne, Australia, 30 November-December 2004, pp. 1275-1284.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Educating students about plagiarism avoidance - A computer science perspective
Author(s) Hamilton, M
Tahaghoghi, S
Walker, C
Year 2004
Conference name International Conference on Computers in Education
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 30 November-December 2004
Proceedings title International Conference on Computers in Education 2004: A Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE)
Editor(s) E. McKay
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Australia
Start page 1275
End page 1284
Total pages 10
Abstract Plagiarism is a longstanding problem faced by academics. Detecting and processing cases of student plagiarism is a tedious and time-consuming task, and difficult to manage for the large class sizes common in the modern tertiary education environment. More importantly, policing does not address the underlying causes of academic dishonesty. In this paper, we describe our approach to educating students about issues related to plagiarism, copyright, and academic integrity early in their careers in the School. We describe workshops and tests used as part of this process, and evaluate student responses to these. Preliminary results indicate this approach, incorporating information specific to the students' field of study, has had a positive effect. It is our belief that adequate information and ongoing support can complement traditional methods of detection and help reduce the incidence of plagiarism among students.
Subjects Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Plagiarism
Online test
Scenarios
Workshop
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