As a former English teacher and current instructional designer I take copyright and attribution seriously, but still find myself questioning at times what constitutes an infraction?
I recently recommended the reading Lines on Plagiarism Blur for Students in Digital Age by Trip Gabriel for a First Year Experience course where I work. The article made me consider how I would personally define plagiarism as I read the following comments from the publication which represent varying viewpoints on the topic:
“There’s no such thing as originality anyway, just authenticity.” Helene Heggman, best-selling teenage novelist
“You’re not coming up with new ideas if you’re grabbing and mixing and matching” Sarah Wilensky, Indiana University student
I guess I'm just looking for answers. I am curious to know what you all think? And finally, do I now need to be including full-text citations to blog entries every time I quote? Not gonna lie - that would kind of suck.
Now back to that template that I still can't classify as theft or not - here's my adaptation:
I also love the idea of using this template as a monthly blog update. I only wish I had more readers/participants to comment and share their own monthly updates with me.
Please share your own responses in the comments section so I don't feel like I'm writing in a vacuum all the time.