Internet ‘cogging’ rife, says DCU chief

Ireland“Growing numbers of college students are using the internet to plagiarise course work, according to a leading academic. Dublin City University President Ferdinand von Prondzynski said the web had transformed plagiarism into an industry, making material available to confused students at the click of a mouse. Writing on his blog, he said that in the past plagiarism ‘required a fair amount of effort if it was to pass muster – it was necessary for the miscreant to seek out a library, or a bookshop, or the help of somebody more expert’. Nowadays all that had changed, thanks to students who were plundering the rich resources of online journals in the hope of better grades …” (more)

[Caitrina Cody, Independent, 7 April]

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