National anti plagiarism strategies

a shared responsibility in transnational university partnerships?

Sue Moffatt, Karen L. Blackmore

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Abstract

Over the past ten years Australian universities have engaged in transnational partnerships with overseas institutions using a variety of different delivery methods. With these partnership arrangements, traditional problems with student plagiarism can occur; however, the international nature of arrangements can also give rise to additional problems. In 2002 the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of Melbourne was commissioned by the AUTC to produce a booklet entitled 'Assessing Learning in Australian Universities' which included a section entitled 'Minimising Plagiarism'. In this paper the authors address the question of how the responsibility for implementing anti plagiarism strategies should be shared in transnational partnerships, and identify and discuss the associated difficulties. The authors review the experiences of dealing with student plagiarism in a course offered at Charles Sturt University, and consider the four-part strategy recommended in the CSHE booklet in the context of this subject delivery. The authors find that while the responsibility for some of the strategies lies solely with either the university or the transnational partner, other are clearly shared. Key difficulties discussed include resourcing strategy implementation at partner institutions and instilling and fostering shared commitment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreaking down boundaries
Subtitle of host publicationinternational experience in open, distance and flexible learning : selected papers
Place of PublicationBathurst
PublisherOpen and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventBiennial Conference of the Open Distance Learning Association of Australia (17th : 2005) - Adelaide
Duration: 9 Nov 200511 Nov 2005

Conference

ConferenceBiennial Conference of the Open Distance Learning Association of Australia (17th : 2005)
CityAdelaide
Period9/11/0511/11/05

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    Moffatt, S., & Blackmore, K. L. (2006). National anti plagiarism strategies: a shared responsibility in transnational university partnerships? In Breaking down boundaries: international experience in open, distance and flexible learning : selected papers (pp. 1-12). Bathurst: Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA).