eLearning - promoting plagiarism or honesty?

Debbie Richards, Peter Busch, Dimitra Germanou

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eLearning encourages students to avail themselves of the myriad of resources available via the World Wide Web. The ease and speed of access to material needs to be counterbalanced by appropriate assessment by the student of the credibility of the source, thoughtful evaluation and analysis of the content and the appropriate acknowledgement of the owner of the original ideas. We believe these skills can be taught, and assessed, via eLearning. We also believe that changing behaviours relating to plagiarism and honesty will rely on changing cultural attitudes. To understand prevailing attitudes to plagiarism at our institution, towards improving understanding and changing behaviours, we conducted a survey with academics and students. This paper explores these attitudes to plagiarism through grounded theory, and presents results from a first trial with our Online Honesty Tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality Research in Pacific Asia
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of The 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2011)
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781864356441
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (15th : 2011) - Brisbane
Duration: 7 Jul 201111 Jul 2011


ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (15th : 2011)


  • Plagiarism
  • Academic Honesty
  • eLearning
  • Survey
  • Tool


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