Evaluating Students’ Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions
AbstractPlagiarism is a threat to students’ empowerment in higher education in a
knowledge economy. In this paper the phenomenon of students’ plagiarism in higher education institutions and how it disempowers the advancement of
global knowledge by students, are discussed. The paper begins with a
description of the meaning, forms and reasons for plagiarism among
students. It goes further to discuss some strategies for evaluating and
detecting plagiarism in students’ works using Information technology.
Finally some knowledge empowerment strategies are presented to show how lecturers could tackle plagiarism by empowering students to be genuine in receiving and producing information for constructing new knowledge.
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