Culturally Diverse Learners: April 12 - 30, 2010

Video: Plagiarism

Re: Video: Plagiarism

by Emma Duke-Williams -
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One of the things that someone mentioned in the live session was (were?) mashups; i.e. the creative use of multiple online materials.

I've just read a blog post by Graham Attwell including some thoughts on bricolage (i.e. mashups)
He said:
Young people today are collecting their treasure to make their own meanings of objects they discover on the web. In contrast our education systems are based on specialised tools and materials.

I can see a couple of aspects of this:
1: How we use that bricolaging (?? is that a word!) skill of the students in the educational world (I suspect many of us in this group are doing that already with innovative assignments - but how do we encourage the more reluctant lecturers to innovate)

2: If we're going to be encouraging our students to use Creative Commons sources - do we encourage them to then re-share the material (esp. if that's part of the CC licence used in the first place). What if they don't? [they forget] What if they don't want to? [They don't want anyone else using their work / they don't think it's 'good enough']


There are also opportunties at times to look at how company A has taken company B to court for using its images/code/whatever on a website (and / or how students feel about their blog postings being "splogged" ) - etc. Do they see that in the same light as academic plagiarism. (And, following on from aspects of culture - are there differences between differing groups of students [be they from different nations/age groups/gender/ whatever]
I've not really looked at this - but as I'm looking at updating a Web design unit for next academic year, I think that mashups (legitimate ones) & less than legitimate use of others work could well be included.