Monday, March 12, 2007

TRIAL: Plagiarism and how to avoid it (e-learning course)

We have access to Plagiarism and how to avoid it, an e-learing course from Epigeum, until 12th April 2007.

To access this trial go to (on-campus only).

If you try out this e-learning course, please leave a comment below.


Richard Hinchcliffe said...

The Plagiarism course looks good, comprehensive, easy to assimilate, cogently explained.

Martin Wolf said...

While this course looks good, it does not strike me as being significantly better than the similar plagiarism learning objects available on Cardiff University's Information Literacy Resource Bank ( This latter resource has the advantage of being free to use - all that's required is to retain the copyright statements, and inform Cardiff by email where and how the objects have been used.

Jackie Pearce said...

A good resource - maybe a little too long to expect student to trawl through though. Particularly liked the scenario's and tests etc.

Nick Bunyan said...

We have also been trialling similar software Plato with the Management school:

Need to have a chat about a wider evaluation of this type of software!


Anonymous said...

An issue close to my heart and something we have been working on. It could be a useful resource, although we have also put some things together ourselves. The
big draw back of this course for us in medical faculty is that we use mostly Vancouver referencing style, at least among the MBChB students, and there is only limited mention of this in the course, which could confuse our students.

Anonymous said...

I like the look of this and it is easy to navigate. We have had some
problems with plagiarism this year so this is relevant at the moment!

Anonymous said...

I’m working with the Management School with a resource called PLATO which serves a similar function
I thought Epigeum was a bit of a mixed bag.
I liked the contrasting examples of the paraphrasing and the scenario based exercise
Video clips were well edited (better than PLATO) although a bit repetitive
Section of referencing/citation really quite limited in its coverage
Developing confidence section – didn’t really say anything
They also use examples from Political Science/History which many students might not relate to
Some of the resources listed at end quite good
There are concerns about the accessibility of the software for students who use assistive technologies

Anonymous said...

I had a look at this a couple of weeks ago. I didn't get past the first couple of pages, though. All the students giving their opinions.... It just got tedious. From what I know of the medical students, they just want something 'snappy' that gives them the information they need as quickly as possible! However, that's not saying that other disciplines might not find it helpful.