On-Line Plagiarism: Fighting the Good Fight

by Evelyn Beck AS INTERNET RESEARCH becomes the norm and as the number of on-line courses proliferates, more and more faculty and administrators worry about plagiarism. “We have had several cases of cheating involving on-line aspects of courses, including group sharing of quiz questions and answers and students copying others’ homework submitted on-line,” says Jeanne Wilson, director of student judicial affairs at the University of California, Davis, adding that the overall “upward trend” of reports of suspected plagiarism continues. Given that plagiarism exists, how do faculty deter it? Some use proctored exams to keep students honest. Robert Harris, a retired […]
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