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Pages: 4007-4012
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE ONLINE PLAGIARISM – A CASE STUDY IN THE ACADEMIC FIELD

M. Bazgan, D. Popa

Transilvania University of Brasov (ROMANIA)
Internet via World Wide Web has become in the last decade of this century an important source of information and documentation. As expected, the progress of ICT has had a major impact upon educational strategies all over the world. Internet network is based on an idea of great generosity, that we have to share our ideas and personal contributions, experiences and even products to the people, occurring sometimes as a result of a life of a hard work. Without given up this generous idea, has occurred in time a number of shortfalls that seem to overshadow it. By far, one of the most important problem generated by using the Internet is the recognition of personal contribution to make these ideas, theories, procedures, methodologies and results from various fields of scientific, technological, ideological, and not least artistic knowledge.

There is a simple fact that information and any other resources are shared to all who have Internet access and advertising without explicit copyright, Internet consumers perceive these resources as belonging to them, without the recognize the contribution of true authors. Of not recognizing their contribution to pretend that those ideas belonging to them, is a single step. This step represents the plagiarism online behavior.

Online Plagiarism currently finds increasingly more and more followers. Among the factors that have contributed to the proliferation of its educational environment we can include: low concern of students for their intellectual progress, good penetration of information and communication technology among the younger generation and especially of those with secondary or higher education - on the one hand, resistance teachers opposed to fast changes in IT industry, fear of technology and the other poor skills of teachers in the use of computer and internet.

But that is academic reaction to this phenomenon? Apparently the delay occurs. Investing in ICT skills is an expensive and no a guarantee of obtaining results. The formula is agreed to tighten penalties for those caught at fault. This formula implicitly send the following message: we are not able to diminish the phenomenon of online plagiarism, the only thing we can do is give an example of harsh punishment to those who have this intention. Was this solution of mutually beneficial for both teachers and students? We don’t support that.

Through this article I intended to raise awareness of the academic community in the search for alternative solutions. The solution is to support the development and implementation of a software platform to verify the originality of works essays platform accessible in real time so concerned about the originality of their ideas to students and teachers concerned about the real performance of their students. Focus on such a problem can be likened with opening Pandora's Box, so that an action plan we have achieved the expected direction to account for unexpected effects. We do not want our proposal to be interpreted as a violation of the presumption of innocence nor the students and offer teachers perfect survey instrument, I must also mention the need for a tool to meet the educational partners - for both teachers and students. This study aims to tell us the issue of online plagiarism and indicate a possible way to improve the phenomenon without compromising the positive character of educational relations between teachers and students.
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M. Bazgan, D. Popa (2011) THE ONLINE PLAGIARISM – A CASE STUDY IN THE ACADEMIC FIELD, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 4007-4012.
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