Coping with the copy-paste-syndrome

Maurer, Hermann and Kulathuramaiyer, Narayanan (2007) Coping with the copy-paste-syndrome. In: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education.


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The Copy-Paste Syndrome describes a situation whereby students at all levels are becoming more and more reliant on wide-range of easily-available digital content. This is a universal problem that has to be addressed effectively, especially with the revolutionary development of the Web. Weber (Weber, 2006) refers to it as the Google-Copy-Paste-Syndrome, which according to him will drastically affect the quality of scientific publications, leading to a degradation of the quality of life. The expansion of digital content together with an emerging participative social learning (and E-learning) ecosystem could result in even more devastating implications. As opportunities for the proliferation of such infringements becomes widespread, a holistic solution is required combining an institutional approach together with the application of viable technologies. This paper describes an E-learning ecosystem combined with a copy-paste detection suite to comprehensively address the emerging phenomenon.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: copy-paste syndrome, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, IPTA, education, kuching, samarahan, sarawak, malaysia, universiti, university
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 07:52
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 08:33

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