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book pagesOtis College defines Plagiarism as:

All ideas, arguments, and phrases, submitted without attribution to other sources must be the creative product of the student. Thus, all text passages taken from the works of other authors (published or unpublished) must be properly cited. The same applies to paraphrased text, opinions, data, examples, illustrations, and all other creative work. Violations of this standard constitute plagiarism.


If you suspect Plagiarism, complete the Academic Misconduct Complaint form

  1. (Resources To Use With Students)
  2. Plagiarism and the Web

Media + Information Literacy

Information Literacy is one of the 5 WSCUC core competencies:

"Otis graduates will be able to assemble, evaluate, and ethically use information from diverse sources to accomplish a specific purpose."

  1. How To Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies (7.24.18)

Media Literacy = the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media.

Visual Rhetoric =  theoretical framework describing how visual images communicate meaning

  1. Visual Rhetoric Overview (OWL @ Purdue)

  2. Center for Media Literacy

  3. Owl Purdue: Visual Rhetoric

Information Literacy LibGuide

Copyright + Fair Use

Uncertain what you ​can use in the classroom?


Information on Copyright/Fair Use.

Social Bookmarking

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"7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking" (Educause)

  • can be extremely useful in courses where research, exploration of new topics, and sharing of information is required
  • community—or social—approach to identifying and organizing information on the Web
  • saving bookmarks one would normally make in a Web browser to a public Web site and "tagging" them with keywords
  • groups or classes can set up their own account and allow everyone to easily add their links to the account
  • write annotations about why each site is important or interesting

Popular sites:

  1. Diigo
  2. Pinterest (more visually based)

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