Plagiarism, Instruction, and Blogs

Plagiarism, Instruction, and Blogs

Michael Hanrahan (Bates College, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-801-7.ch012
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This article takes as its point of departure the Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Plagiarism Project (, which sought to approach the problem of undergraduate plagiarism as a pedagogical challenge. By revisiting the decision to publish the project’s content by means of a weblog, the article considers the ways in which weblogs provide a reflective tool and medium for engaging plagiarism. It considers weblog practice and use and offers examples that attest to the instructional value of weblogs, especially their ability to foster learning communities and to promote the appropriate use of information and intellectual property.

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