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University Student Online Plagiarism Article

, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 7, Number 4, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This article reports a study investigating university student online plagiarism. The following questions are investigated: (a) What is the incidence of student online plagiarism? (b) What are student perceptions regarding online plagiarism? (c) Are there any differences in terms of student perceptions of online plagiarism and print plagiarism? (d) What factors contribute to student online plagiarism? (e) What is student perspective regarding the necessity of training? Based on the findings of the study, this article proposes enculturation as a systemic and comprehensive approach in curbing student online plagiarism.

Citation

Wang, Y.m. (2008). University Student Online Plagiarism. International Journal on E-Learning, 7(4), 743-757. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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