Monday, July 6, 2009

intellectual honesty

Rutgers University has a series of short videos about plagiarism.

Part One: What is plagiarism? defines "intellectual honesty" and "plagiarism."

Part Two: How to cite? gives some examples of what items need footnotes.

Part Three: The Cite is Right is a quiz -- some of the examples are a little difficult but should generate good discussion about how to use facts in papers.

More information (and this graphic) from Module 3: Plagiarism of the University of New South Wales Library Information Literacy Modules -- an excellent resource for learning how to find and evaluate information on the internet.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

thinking about guidelines?

At the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2009 there was a workshop by Karen Montgomery called R U In My Space? Y Have A Social Media Policy?:

"Social media guidelines encourage educators to participate in social computing and strive to create an atmosphere of trust and individual accountability. Teachers who must hide their online activity because of nonexistent social media guidelines risk losing their jobs and reputations. A better approach is to collaboratively develop a policy that is acceptable to administrators, school board members, teachers and parents allowing for involvement in the global conversation in which many are contributing."

She has provided a resource list of guidelines and stories about the challenges teachers face when incorporating social media into learning.

Karen works in children's education but some of these resources may be relevant to creating guidelines for adult educators as well.

Karen has also created a Facebook group Social Media Guidelines for Educators.