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Friday, April 19, 2013

Webcasts: Plagiarism Education Week - Join Turnitin for Plagiarism Education Week

Join Turnitin for Plagiarism Education Week, an entire week of activities devoted to helping educators foster student understanding that Originality Matters.

Activities during the week include live webcasts, the sharing of white papers and lesson plans, giveaways, and a student poster contest. Learn More »

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Monday, April 22

Students and Plagiarism: Exploring the Disconnect Between Morals and Behavior

with Jason Stephens, educational psychologist at the University of Connecticut
Win a free copy of Dr. Stephens' book, "Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity"

What motivates students to plagiarize? Why do some students cheat even when they believe that it's morally wrong and how do they rationalize… Read More »
Jason M. Stephens
Tuesday, April 23

Plagiarism Spectrum Drill Down

with Renee Swensen, English Professor, Saddleback College
Receive key findings from our survey on "How Instructors React to Plagiarism."

We will focus on the Top 5 types of plagiarism (both intentional and unintentional), highlighting… Read More »
Renee Swensen
Wednesday, April 24

Responding to Plagiarism: Lesson Plans and Strategies

with Lynn Lampert, Chair of Reference & Instructional Services and Coordinator of Information Literacy & Instruction at California State University Northridge
Receive free lesson plans for teaching about plagiarism.

In this copy/paste culture it is becoming increasingly important to incorporate lessons about plagiarism… Read More »
Lynn Lampert
Thursday, April 25

Policy to Practice: Developing Effective Academic Integrity Policies

with Teresa Fishman, director of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
Win a FREE guide from ICAI to assess the climate of academic integrity at your school! ($500 value)

How are institutions ensuring that their academic integrity policies, governing student conduct, are effective down to the classroom level? How have these policies changed in light of… Read More »
Teresa Fishman
Friday, April 26

Teaching Originality, Creativity, and Critical Thinking

with Kelly McBride, Poynter Institute

How do we go about teaching students how to be creative and to think critically when doing their own work? This webcast will share… Read More »


The Cengage Learning Blog -

Tips for Students: Test-Taking Strategies

April 18th, 2013
What test-taking strategies have you noticed your most successful students employ? How could other students benefit from utilizing some of those methods? Share your comments below, or e-mail us at  Regardless of where your students are in their school Read more......

Using Assessment Data to Tweak Next Semester’s Instruction

April 17th, 2013
Guest Contributor: Erin Doppke, Senior Instructional Designer, Cengage Learning Custom Solutions. There’s no need to wait to review data collected from student satisfaction surveys or final exams—it may be that the keys to making tweaks to your course to improve learning Read more......

The New Rules of LMS Content Integration

April 16th, 2013
On campuses around the country—both physical and virtual—more and more instructors are being asked to increase course loads and to manage their workloads with fewer administrative resources. Driven by decreases in government and donor funding and increases in tuition discount Read more......

Collecting Meaningful Feedback Via Informal Assessment Techniques

April 16th, 2013
You’ve worked hard to create an engaging, active learning environment for your students (maybe you’ve even used some of these ideas), but how do you measure your success in a meaningful way? As an instructor, you may wish to not Read more......

Online Quizzing to Promote Learning: A Formative Assessment Approach

April 16th, 2013
Christine Harrington
Guest Contributor: Christine Harrington PhD, Middlesex County College. As faculty, we spend countless hours deciding how to assess whether or not students achieve our learning outcomes for the course. The most common assessment approach is testing, and this can be a very Read more......

Activity: Problem Solving with The Five Steps

April 15th, 2013
Contributor: Laura Bracken, Lewis-Clark State College.  Laura Bracken writes: “There is much more to the art of teaching than just presenting examples from the textbook. It is a balancing act of tools, strategies, textbooks, and persistence to find the correct Read more......

Examining Assessment From Both Sides of the Desk

April 15th, 2013
Guest Contributor: Maggi Miller, Manager, Cengage Learning TeamUP Faculty Programs. Grab a piece of paper and number it from 1 through 10. Done? Now read my mind as I think the first question and try to answer whether it’s true or Read more......