I’m putting together a workshop for dealing with plagiarism (I’ll post .ppt notes next week or so) for RRC faculty. I’ve encountered a few useful resources:
Personally, I’m not a big fan of plagiarism detection methods (though I understand they are more critical in certain disciplines). Instead of policing student work, we need to design activities in a manner that requires learners to generate authentic work (problem based learning, simulations, etc.). Even in essay writing, a draft outline with periodic submissions of progress can reduce the likelihood of academic dishonesty. It’s challenging for both educators and students – we are asking them to work and think collaboratively (building on the ideas and thoughts of each other) and yet maintain a sense of individuality.