Education software company Turnitin is sponsoring Plagiarism Education Week — complete with free webcasts and other resources — later this month.
Plagiarism has always been an issue in higher education, but today’s extremely easy access to information doesn’t always mean that students understand exactly how to use it. Plagiarism is an academic integrity issue as it always has been, but it’s become an important part of 21st-century skills and (electronic) information literacy.
As part of the sponsored week to promote awareness, Plagiarism.org has a resource roundup page of materials and activities educators can share in their classes to help explain the importance of intellectual integrity, and how to maintain it.
Turnitin is also promoting several educator-to-educator webcasts throughout the week, starting with “Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss,” featuring Stephen Fox, Psychology Instructor at the University of Hawaii, Maui College, on Monday.
— Turnitin (@Turnitin) April 8, 2014
And for a great, quick-hit overview on writing citations, the MCC Writing Center has a wonderful, easy-to-understand blog.
Featured image from Myrissa Wolfe, a finalist in Plagiarism.org’s 2014 poster contest.