Webinar “Plagarism Awareness”

Webinar “Plagarism Awareness”
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Webinar “Plagarism Awareness”

07. 12. 2018

Webinar Plagiarism awareness with presentations on:

  • Technical vs. Policy Aspect of Plagiarism (by Foltýnek Tomáš)
    The presentation will introduce three layers for addressing plagiarism (methods, tools, and policies) and discuss all of them in detail. Special emphasis will be put on methods for similarity detection in natural language texts, so the audience can better understand processes behind text-matching systems. This will allow participants to understand shortcomings of such systems and make use of this knowledge when interpreting similarity reports. Policy implications and relevance of human judgement in interpreting similarity quantification provided by text-matching software will also be discussed.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism in Academic Writing (by Razi Salim, Sivasubramaniam Shiva)
    Prevention of plagiarism has long been a global concern of academia. To deal with the issue cooperatively at an institutional level, universities have been developing and/or revising their institutional academic integrity policies. Recently, the detection of plagiarism is usually associated with digital technologies and the implementation of text-matching software may help solve the problem to some extent. However, relevant studies highlight the importance of a more careful approach to increase awareness of academic integrity in order to prevent plagiarism. Within this respect, this workshop session aims to introduce essential academic writing skills that are expected to be incorporated into the syllabus of academic writing courses. Participants will be provided with sample classroom activities that might be used in a ‘anonymous multi-mediated writing model’. In addition, effective strategies to implement text-matching software and interpret their similarity reports will be demonstrated. Most importantly, the session will highlight the importance of using subject specific anti-plagiarism activities to retain students’ attention. Therefore, the discussion will include some examples from different fields such as foreign language teaching and medical/biomedical science. This workshop session is expected to contribute to lecturers in revising their syllabi to allocate more room for both detection and prevention of plagiarism in addition to developing awareness of academic integrity.

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