For this Discussion Question, consider your culture of origin in addressing the following topics:
Describe cultural attitudes toward and presumptions about whether a person can own words and knowledge. Have modern trends such as globalisation and easy access to information affected these presumptions? Consider how academic integrity is also applicable in an organisation. Do you believe the same presumptions hold true in your career as an employee of an organisation? How might this assignment be relevant in your workplace? Provide an example situation in which you were, or may be asked to, provide research and reference on specific materials for a sector of your organisation. You may wish to do additional research to support your views.
Formulate and share a plan for learning or honing the citation and referencing skills you will need as you participate in this degree programme. Be sure to read the referencing information in this week’s Learning Resources for more information on these requirements. In your plan, address the issues of plagiarism, paraphrasing, credible academic sources, and citation requirements.
Finally, explain how using Turnitin throughout this module will assist in validating the academic originality of your work.
Respond to 2-4 of your colleagues' postings in one or more of the following ways by Day 7 (Wednesday):
Ask a probing question.
Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Expand on your colleague’s posting.
Remember to cite ideas from the readings for this week, using OSCOLA.
1 D Bowden, ‘Coming to Terms: Plagiarism,’ (1996) 85 The English Journal 8