Integrating new technologies into EAP practice : The case of "plagiarism detection" software

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Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 7 Dec 2017

Conference

TitleInternational Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning
LocationThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
PlaceHong Kong
Period7-9 December 2017

Abstract

Plagiarism is widely understood as a disruptive phenomenon, a problem to be combatted, detected and punished. In this sense it is a distraction from the teaching and assessment activities which are central to the mission of the EAP/ESP classroom. "Plagiarism detection" tools are therefore often seen as a solution which can minimise the time and attention teachers must spend on this particular disruption. However, such tools are controversial and problems have been associate with their use.
This talk will examine the phenomenon of plagiarism, describe the types of plagiarism which software can and cannot detect, and discuss the problems and benefits associated with these tools. It will conclude by making connections between this and other instructional technologies, and describe one model for integrating technology into ESP in a productive way.

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  • EAP, Plagiarism , English for Specific Purposes

Bibliographic Note

Professor Diane Pecorari works within the area of English Applied Linguistics. Her research has investigated aspects of English for academic purposes and second-language writing, (including source use and plagiarism), and the widespread and growing phenomenon of English medium instruction. She has taught courses in linguistics, academic writing and professional communication. In addition, she has designed and taught professional skills development courses for university teacher who want to work pedagogically with questions such as how to work against plagiarism, how to promote students' writing skills and how to teach effectively in the English-medium classroom.

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Integrating new technologies into EAP practice : The case of "plagiarism detection" software. / Pecorari, Diane.

2017. International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning, Hong Kong.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)33_Other conference paper