Plagiarism and more...
Teaching the rules of attribution is important, but so is promoting core values of honesty and integrity
Deterring Plagiarism in education can only be achieved through a balanced approach that takes into consideration both detection and prevention. This interactive course is designed to equip students with an in-depth understanding of various intricacies surrounding academic integrity and empower them with the skills they need to efficiently enquire, explore, discuss and debate as they engage others’ ideas.
Through focused lectures on the mechanics of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, your students will achieve a deeper understanding of the correct way to integrate outside sources in their work, as they draw on a wide range of academic sources. Additionally, this course will touch on other areas of intellectual property such as copyright, fair use and appropriation.
The course is organized into eight learning modules. Each module is followed by a short quiz.
IntroductionA brief overview of the course goals, primary learning objectives and assessment methodology. Wikipedia
Module 1Understanding the importance of Integrity, its relevance in our personal, educational and professional lives. Wikipedia
Module 2What is academic integrity and what constitutes a breach of your school’s academic integrity policy? What are the consequences of violating that policy? Wikipedia
Module 3Why do students plagiarize, and what are the dire consequences of plagiarism? Wikipedia
Module 4Understanding the place of academic integrity within its broader context by examining real-life examples of artists and other professionals who were caught plagiarizing. Wikipedia
Module 5The Principles of Quoting, paraphrasing and Summarizing: Understanding the importance of attribution and the different methods for citing sources across disciplines. Wikipedia
Module 6Understanding how to cite when quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing in MLA and APA. Acquiring strategies for effectively tracking sources during the research and writing process. Wikipedia
Module 7What is intellectual property law? Understanding the basics of copyright, patents, trademarks, fair use, public domain, copyleft, and appropriation. Wikipedia
Module 8Research Tools and Learning Strategies: Understanding the importance of time management, and how to develop strong research skills through effective reading and note-taking strategies. Wikipedia
Assessment ModuleComplete the final exam and download your certificate of completion. Wikipedia
Our course is founded on sound pedagogical practices that guarantee a rich and engaging learning experience.
This course was developed by a special team of dedicated university professors, amazing artists and talented instructional designers who share a passion for teaching and learning.
Composition Professor. Educational Technology and Emerging Media Specialist
The voice talent behind it all! Film and theater actor. SAG-AFTRA
Woody WuDesign and Animation
Super duper animator extraordinaire.
Risky PathakWeb Development
Our amazing web development guru.