Plagiarism in the Digital Age

I have several upcoming presentations regarding the problem of cyberplagiarism in secondary and post-secondary institutions. The issue is an old one, but continues to take new shape in the digital age. And with this evolution, there are a number of educators who are looking for insight into solving (or at least reducing) the problem.

While several detection services have sprung up in the past several years (e.g.,, MyDropBox) , and they seem to work OK (I have used both), I am certainly not an advocate for the detection approach. I think we’ve ‘missed the boat’ if we rely on services such as this.

You can download my full presentation on cyberplagiarism here. Also, with the help of my research assistant extraordinaire Dan Schellenberg, we have put together an extensive collection of plagiarism-related resources located at the following address: