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For a recent project I made it a point to tell students that all artwork had to be done by hand. Labels and info could be typed but items could not be simply printed off a webpage and turned in. I was so happy that all of the projects that were turned in appeared to be the student's work.
EHT: Good for you!
Well, the Internet is the first place to get copy/paste material. What bugs me the most is that not even college students bother to double-check it or at least write down their source...
Alina: I agree with you. I guess the Internet could be seen as a blessing and a curse.
"I copied everything straight off the internet"reWhere was the Internet when I was young? Would I have gone farther in school using the strategy the kid in the cartoon used? Or, would a lot of sharp teachers have handed me a string of exams with "F" marked on them? Probably the latter.P.S. I was wondering where you were, then I got the bright idea of pressing the refresh button on my web browser and discovered I missed at least four posts. I have got to remember to press that refresh button when I visit other people's blogs.
The toon indicates to a very serious issue. I think students some time over strech the availibility of info and some time cant sift between facts and trash.
And worse yet, the Wikipedia, a USER-CREATED document, is being touted as a primary resource/reference.
Tubby: Your comment made me smile. Somehow I don't think you'd have a string of Fs. :-)I've been a little slow in responding to comments this week, and I'm definitely behind in my visiting. I plan to catch up soon. It's always wonderful to hear from you.Shi: Because of your ties to academia, I'm sure you have plenty stories you could tell.Georganna: THANK YOU for bringing up Wikipedia! It's scary, isn't it?
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