How to Combat Plagiarism by Facilitating Critical Thinking with Blackboard Tools


How to Combat Plagiarism by Facilitating Critical Thinking with Blackboard Tools

Dr Susan D'Aloia, Blackboard Client Success Manager for Asia Pacific


The digital era and access to the Internet has created many benefits. On the one hand, learners and investigators have access to myriad sources of information and perspective. On the other hand, such access has perpetuated habits of “copying” ideas and/or artifacts without citations or understanding of the progenitor of such materials. In this workshop, we will look at plagiarism practices and share how facilitators can incorporate processes that expect learners to not only recognize and evaluate sources, but to analyze their findings in the interest of authentic contextualization.

Participants will actively immerse themselves in brain-based learning through various structured thinking skills. In so doing, participants will reimagine their course content using this methodology. By the end of the workshop, participants will have plotted out an activity that embodies structured thinking skills utilizing Blackboard tools.

Participants may bring in plagiarism practices to discuss and their own responses to circumvent such habits.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Susan D’Aloia is an interdisciplinary educator and program developer who has worked as a consultant and trainer in the United States, Latin America and Asia. She has taught over 1,000 hours of fully online and blended learning instruction as well as serving as a Department Head and an Associate Director.

In her most recent position as Chair of the English Department at Broward College Vietnam, Susan played an instrumental role designing critical thinking curriculum that addresses plagiarism, authenticity, creativity and autonomy in the virtual world and face time.

*This session is only open to NAFA staff

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Wed Oct 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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