A Turnitin webcast – but in the middle of the night when broadcast live in Hong Kong.
Here is the programme: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/plagiarism-education-week
“How can Wikipedia be integrated into university courses as a touchpoint–not only for thinking about research, digital literacy, and critical thinking, but also about the reliability of information?“
Some main points:
- Large number of professionals – doctors – use wikipedia
- They use it intelligently, reflectively
- Wikipedia is ingrained in our process? Cannot dis-invent it.
- Process of making entries – should not work, but it does.
- ‘Problems’ are easy to solve, given the number of participants
- No peer review, but there is crowd sourced peer reviewed – initially there are computer checks – vandalism can be spotted
- Editing principles – major pillars: neutral point of view – verifiability – no original research
- Reliability of sources – exactly what we teach students
- Is that citation good enough to back up that claim?
- Plagiarism – technically it is not prohibited on Wikipedia; the constraint is copyright law. Material must be freely licensed. ‘Fair use’ exceptions.
- Civility, Consensus, Assume Good Faith
- Motivations for editing
- Resources for educators – ‘evaluating Wikipedia’
- Students who edit on Wikipedia as part of their classes plagiarise less than other students.