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Plagiarism: Catalysts and not so simple solutions
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.
Sussex University, UK.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2014 (English)In: Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues / [ed] Kirk P.H. Sullivan, Peter E. Czigler, Jenny M. Sullivan Hellgren, Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference, 2014, 49-85 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Plagiarism has gained much public attention with media, corporations, and research- ers leading the way. The general public’s perception is that plagiarism is a “plague” spreading without control within our educational institutes. Furthermore, a social perception has been created that the Internet is the “catalyst” of modern-day pla- giarism. This chapter explores the domain of plagiarism, taking into consideration some definitions of plagiarism, the recent history, the cultural context, the view of students and teachers, and the situation in Distance Education. The chapter goes on to discuss the actual catalysts of plagiarism and methods used to detect plagiarism. Finally, the chapter forwards some good practices that may help prevent and act as deterrents of plagiarism and addresses challenges faced in tackling the problem of plagiarism. 

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Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference, 2014. 49-85 p.
, Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning, ISSN 2327-1892
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79766DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4486-1.ch003ISBN: 978-1-4666-4486-1OAI: diva2:644688
Available from: 2013-09-02 Created: 2013-09-02 Last updated: 2013-10-29Bibliographically approved

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