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Where are students getting their plagiarized content?

Where are students getting their plagiarized content?

Campus Technology reported on a study conducted called Plagiarism and the Web: A Comparison of Internet Sources for Secondary and Higher Education Students. The report revealed that Wikipedia was the “top individual source” plagiarized by students in over 33.5 million papers reviewed for the study. Wikipedia showed matching text for 7.99 percent of the plagiarizedRead more about Where are students getting their plagiarized content?[…]

Does Wikipedia Suck?

Does Wikipedia Suck?

In an article by Inside Higher Ed, the author discusses faculty’s perception of Wikipedia and its use by students’ for research papers. Some professors immediately decry Wikipedia as unreliable due to its open-editing nature and forbid students from using it. The author who is also an instructor tested the theory by assigning students different topics to research on WikipediaRead more about Does Wikipedia Suck?[…]

A Quick Idea on Using Wikipedia with Students

A Quick Idea on Using Wikipedia with Students

From the Reconsidering Authority in Wikipedia World article in The Wired Campus, comment 14 by “JQ Johnson.” One of my favorite exercises in an advanced undergraduate or early graduate course is to assign the students the task of reviewing wikipedia articles relevant to the topic of the seminar, and correct an error, citing appropriate academicRead more about A Quick Idea on Using Wikipedia with Students[…]