Student lying is situational

A psychology professor at Cornell has conducted an informal experiment that suggests that students lie less online than in face-to-face or phone conversations. One conclusion -- that people lies less when their communication is recorded and can be held against them -- runs counter to the current, popular view of student plagiarism, which is understood to be on the rise despite the fact that it leaves a paper trail.

Plagiarism in British HE

Sociology professor, Frank Furedi, discusses the significance of plagiarism to British HE.

New Hampshire prof disciplined for plagiarism

A University of New Hampshire professor has been found guilty of "scholarly misconduct" for not acknowledging a source in a newspaper column,

"New ethic of learning"

An article in Forbes considers the issue of academic plagiarism and the "new ethic of learning" that educators are using to teach grade schoolers the responsible use of information.

"Bruin Success with Less Stress"

UCLA has launched an Online Information Literacy Tutorial that provides students with guidance in such matters as intellectual property, file sharing, documenting sources, and academic honesty.

Chicago HS's sign up for Turnitin

According to the Daily Herald, several Chicago area high schools have subscribed to Turnitin: the article provides a brief history of the online detection service.

Name and shame

South African universities toughen stance on plagiarism.

Blogs and plagiarism

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs, tracking the flow of information in the blogosphere, have identified how ideas, regularly unattributed, spread between blogs. See the HP Blog Epidemic Analyzer.

Fighting plagiarism

The Christian Science Monitor reviews in brief the options available to counter student plagiarism: detection, ethics, and re-designing assignments.

Tutorial: Avoiding plagiarism

Lewis & Clark College has prepared a tutorial on "Avoiding Plagiarism."
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