Sunday, October 09, 2011

Plagiarism in the digital era

This infographic, "Cheating in school: How the digital age affects cheating and plagiarism" by Loreal Lynch in (September 16, 2011) provides a visual snapshot of the extent of the problem.

"Many students can’t even distinguish between what constitutes plagiarism and what doesn’t. According to recent research, 71% do NOT believe copying from the Web is “serious cheating.”
Loreal Lynch (September 16, 2011)

Cheating in the digital age
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Plagiarism and cheating appear to be an endemic problem in the digital era, facilitated by the ease of copying from the vast resources of the web, general ignorance, lack of understanding of ethical use or a laissez-faire attitude by users.

Digital Citizenship should be an integral part of learning in the digital age and this includes ethical use of resources. Creative Commons licensed resources - finding, using, correct attribution, re-mixing, creating, publishing and contributing to the shared pool - help in reducing the blurring factor as mentioned by Loreal.

The infographic is a good starting point for discussion in the classroom or meeting room.

Monday, May 23, 2011

QR Codes in education

Interested in an introduction to QR Codes for education?

This slideshare presentation by Marielle Lange provides both an introduction to QR codes eg definition, creation, tips and and some ideas that educators can use to get those creative juices flowing.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mobile learning

The Voxy blog has posted an infographic about mobile learning an (including Creative Commons licensing and accompanying embed code) with some ideas for discussion or further research.

I'm not such a fan of the "digital natives" label but the visual and ideas in "Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? [INFOGRAPHIC]" should prove useful in discussions about mLearning.