Deadline for submission of proposals: July 15, 2006


Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Cases and Solutions


A book edited by Tim S Roberts, Faculty of Business and Informatics,
Central Queensland University


Overall objectives of the book 
Twenty years ago, plagiarism was seen as an isolated misdemeanour,
restricted to a small group of dishonest students.  Today, it is widely
recognised as a ubiquitous, systemic problem.  Some 90% of students
admit to cheating of some form during their academic careers.  Some 70%
admit to copying material directly from the Internet.  

This is a major concern to educators in all fields and at all levels.
How can students be assessed fairly, when the problem of plagiarism is
so widespread?  This book will address the issue of student plagiarism
directly.  What is the scale of the problem?  Why should it be taken
seriously?  What tools and techniques can be used to combat the problem?

These questions will be answered using as exemplars cases and solutions
from real-life situations. 
Target audience 
Professionals working in the area of online teaching and learning;
researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds including
educationalists, psychologists, sociologists, cognitive theorists,
computer scientists, etc, teachers, particularly those in colleges and
universities, instructional designers, web developers, and undergraduate
and postgraduate students.

The editor 
The editor has previously edited three books in related areas, Online
Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice (2003), Computer-Supported
Collaborative Learning in Higher Education (2004), and Self, Peer, and
Group Assessment in E-Learning (2006), all available through,
and maintains the Online Collaborative Learning website at <> , and the Assessment in
Higher Education web site at
<> . 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July
15, 2006, a 2 to 5 page proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of their proposed chapter.  Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by August 8, 2006 about the status of their proposals and
sent chapter organizational guidelines.  Full chapters will be expected
to be submitted by October 15, 2006. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed by at least three reviewers on a double- blind review basis.
Authors of accepted chapters will then have a further opportunity to
refine their work, based upon the comments of the reviewers and the
editor.  The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group, Inc., <> , publisher of the Idea
Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech
Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints, in 2007.   

Inquiries and submissions should be forwarded electronically (Word
document preferred) to:


Tim S Roberts


Faculty of Business and Informatics

Central Queensland University

Bundaberg  Queensland 4670  Australia

phone  +61 7 4150 7057   fax  +61 7 4150 7090


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