Compromising learning with plagiarism

Would you want a heart surgeon who plagiarized to operate on you? Or have a teacher for your child who cheated while in teacher training? An article in the University World News by Brendan O’Malley (January 2016) exposed the growing number of plagiarism cases in the UK. One executive interviewed was quoted as saying that cheating  « devalues the efforts of students who work hard to achieve their degrees. It also damages the student who commits the fraud as they will not benefit from the research and learning experience« . The finger for the rise in plagiarism is pointed at essay mills and foreign students in the article as the principal culprits. All of the people interviewed explain that cheating is dealt with very seriously in their institutions but nobody mentions what is done to prevent it…




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