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The Effect of Public Work and Social Learning on Plagiarism and Retention
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, Woodbury University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of making student work public. Using a custom e-portfolio system, students were selectively shown peer work. Student work on public and private work was of roughly equal quality. Post-tests show a slight (non-statistically significant) decrease in retention for public assignments. Originality tests found that most incidents of plagiarism were the result of copying Internet websites and not peer work. This project has implications for faculty concerned about the effect of public work on student learning.

Citation

Garrett, N. (2009). The Effect of Public Work and Social Learning on Plagiarism and Retention. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2603-2608). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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