Supporting ethical, independent learning behavior among university students in the Arabian Gulf
Source of Publication
Communications in Computer and Information Science
© 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.
Library and Information Science
Academic integrity, Independent learning skills, Information literacy
Mavodza, Judith and Sengati-Zimba, Mary, "Supporting ethical, independent learning behavior among university students in the Arabian Gulf" (2014). All Works. 3257.
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