Roblyer & Doering (2014, p.25) identify issues that are shaping the teaching environment, and the responses and responsibilities of Teachers. In a digitally saturated environment one fundamental issue is new plagiarism and digital dishonesty.
Gabriel (2010) refers to the findings of Donald L. McCabe, who surveyed 14,000 undergraduates from 2006 to 2010 and found 40 percent had “admitted to copying a few sentences in written assignments” (Gabriel, 2010). More alarming was a shift in students perception of plagiarism, with results illustrating only 29 percent of students believed copy information for internet constitutes “serious cheating which was a 5 percent reduction since the last decade.
As teachers we need to educate students about how appropriately use information and how to avoid unintentional plagiarism (Roblyer & Doering, 2012, p. 25).
Gabriel, T. (Aug 01, 2010). Plagiarism Lines Blue for Students in Digital Age.New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/education/02cheat.html
Roblyer, M., & Doering, A. (2014). Pearson New International Edition. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Harlow, England: Pearson.