Title

Supporting ethical, independent learning behavior among university students in the Arabian Gulf

Source of Publication

Communications in Computer and Information Science

Abstract

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Students in the Arabian Gulf region and the world over confront plagiarism temptations wittingly or unwittingly due to the multitude of free and easily available electronic sources of information. Rather than develop independent learning skills and academic integrity, students are often taken advantage of by essay mills that sell readymade essays. Instructors at times compound the problem by repeatedly recycling course assignments and tasks. Furthermore, there have been reports of the use of social networking sites for outsourcing and contract cheating in student assignments. This paper discusses how educators in an institution of higher learning in the UAE assist students to develop good academic skills. Data collection is with the use of an online survey questionnaire. Concurring with Wheeler and Anderson (2010) who call for appropriate and comprehensive institutional policies and guidelines for dealing with plagiarism, practical examples of the processes and procedures used at these institutions are provided.

Document Type

Article

First Page

774

Last Page

783

Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_80

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