À la guerre contre le plagiat! Academic Integrity is crucial!

Quelques idées qui me viennent…

Take the opportunity to make your teaching better 12 juillet 2017

Filed under: enseignement,plagiarism,plagiat,professeurs — Martine Peters @ 15:09

An article published in the New York Times quite a few years ago (2003) is promoting the idea that teachers can be proactive to try to stop cheating. Mark Edmundson says that  » professors need to stop looking exclusively for technological solutions to a problem that often stems, in consequential ways, from the way we do our jobs. Perhaps the current boom in electronic cheating can give professors — especially in the humanities, as the sciences are often bound to traditional test-giving and test-taking — a chance to pause and think and ultimately to teach in a better way« .

Edmundson explains how « condescending analysis is the order of the day » rather than « personal transformation » of our students. I totally agree with him. We need to make our teaching relevant to our students, to make them see and understand how what we are teaching can impact their lives, their careers. If students feel engaged with the course material, they will want to write their papers themselves and put forward their own ideas.

Fourteen years later, Edmundson’s ideas are still relevant.



Un manque d’intégrité… 9 juillet 2017

Filed under: plagiarism,plagiat,politicien — Martine Peters @ 14:45

Dans un article paru dans la Presse Canadienne (5 juillet, 2017), il a été question cette semaine des excuses dequi a été accusé d’avoir plagié les idées précédemment parues dans d’autres déclarations. Monsieur Saganash, qui tentait d’expliquer pourquoi, comme autochtone, il n’avait pas le coeur à la fête le 1er juillet (fête du 150e anniversaire du Canada), a perdu une excellente occasion de faire connaitre son opinion. Tout ce que nous retiendrons de son message, c’était qu’il ne venait pas de lui! Quel dommage…


A Webcast That Might Contain Some Answers 7 mai 2017

Filed under: culture du plagiat,culture of plagiarism,plagiarism,plagiat,vidéo — Martine Peters @ 04:04

Do you want to know Why Students Plagiarize? Turnitin as produced a 30 minute video which adresses this question. In the video, you will learn about the plagiarism epidemic, the academic motivation of students and how to create a culture of academic integrity. Dr. Jason Stephens (University of Connecticut) and Jason Chu (moderator) will lead you through the webcast. Enjoy!