There are hundreds of quotes signifying the difference between plagiarism and research. The gist of everyone’s thoughts on the matter boils down to this – it’s plagiarism if you use one source for your point of view within your academic paper, but it is considered research if you use more than one source to cover the topic. Of course, there are times when that train of thought might not hold up when writing academic papers.
It’s hard to believe that only two decades ago we didn’t use the Internet for our educational needs as often as we do now. It was hardly possible to find an educator with a classroom blog, but now it’s a common practice. Step by step, teachers got used to the idea that both teaching and learning become more productive and enjoyable when web resources are used. Going digital has implicit advantages.
The Internet is commonly blamed for encouraging cheating among students. They say the Internet suggests a number of opportunities to cheat, making it much simpler. If you sincerely believe that cheating is the 21st century disease, you will change your tune after reading the last sentence of the article. But before, let’s have a closer look at the most widespread online cheating methods:
Your students are very different, and they work at their own pace. You’re trying to get insight to each of them, but sometimes you go down in flames. No worries. Just learn more about each type of student in your class. And check the series of recommendations below to make your classes more effective for all students.
You have heard of the Millennial Generation, or perhaps you are more familiar with the many other labels attached to this generation of children born between 1981 and 1999. Sometimes referred to as Digital Natives, Generation Y, Generation Me, the Baby Boom Echo Generation, Nexters, they are all the youngsters who are making up the bulk of our classrooms, and our colleges.
Today’s typical classroom presents teachers with an assortment of diverse abilities, differing rates of learning, a racial mix, a multi-age mix and other differences. Group work can be very effective in using the varied skills and abilities of the participants, but can also pose its own dilemmas. There has been plenty of noted success in cross-age tutoring, using grouping to break down socio-economic differences and to allow for styles of learning that can be enhanced through peer interactions.
As good and effective educators, we always want to improve. Improvement is something we instill in our students and it would be hypocritical to not expect the same from ourselves. Students are the center of our classroom and they are where we can find the most relevant information about how to be better at our jobs. If we are not delivering effectively to the “customer” how can we ever expect them to leave our courses satisfied, and hopefully, better.