Plagiarism in the Digital Age

  1. View the following videos: What is Plagiarism in the Digital Age, Plagiarism: How to avoid it,
    and A Quick Guide To Plagiarism
  2. Read the following articles :
    “Rise of the Plagiosphere” by Ed Tenner:
    “Forget about Policing Plagiarism. Just Teach,” Rebecca Moore Howard.
    ” Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age” by Trip Gabriel. &d2lSessionVal=8rLpUqBjSdJdLVblmHpdYsfBf
  3. Optional Videos: Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing With Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism — Classroom Workshop
    Respond to the questions below.
  4. What is the central message or thesis of the essays by Tenner, Moore Howard and Gabriel? What evidence,
    list at least three examples, do (the authors) use to prove her/his thesis? Is her/his argument effective or does
    he prove his thesis?
  5. What is “plagiosphere”? To what does Tenner compare it in order to explain its impact and importance? Do
    you think this is an effective comparison?
  6. What distinctions among “types” of plagiarism does Moore Howard discuss? What is her purpose for
    distinguishing among the types? What is the impact of these distinctions on her argument and your
    understanding of plagiarism?
  7. According to Gabriel, how do college students conceive of authorship in the “digital age”? Does this
    conception of it resonate with you?
  8. Based on having viewed the videos, read the chapter in the textbook and articles, provide a robust and
    evidence-based definition of plagiarism. Use quotes or paraphrase from at least three of the resources
    discussed above to support your definition.
  9. Provide a contemporary (in the last five to ten years) example of plagiarism in the public space. Discuss the
    way your example connects with the ideas you have explored in the readings for this discussion board.

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