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Plagiarism (information literacy)

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Have a discussion with your students about plagiarism in the classroom. 

When is it appropriation vs copying?

Otis 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 Thus, all text passages taken from the works of other authors (published or unpublished) must be properly cited.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

Media + Information Literacy

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)

Visual Rhetoric/Media Literacy

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

Visual Rhetoric Infographic


Copyright + Fair Use (information literacy)

Uncertain what you ​can use in the classroom?


Information on Copyright/Fair Use.

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