American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online)

Plagiarism and Technology: Education for Ethics as an Instrument for Fighting Academic Fraud
François Silva Ramos, Maria das Graças Gonçalves Vieira Guerra

Abstract
Plagiarism is an ancient practice. Not even its prohibition is able to contain it. In a globalized, highly competitive world, the technology and the facilities to access information from it may be contributing to the practice of academic fraud. It must be considered that plagiarism is an ethical and legislative ethical transgression, an act of dishonesty that seeks to gain some advantage for the individual. This kind of fraud is an attack against the evaluation process in the teaching-learning dynamics. With this in mind, training seminars for ethical academic conduct were introduced to the neophytes of FACTHUS Law Course in 2015 to discourage plagiarism. With a methodological outline that included bibliographical, telemetric and field research. The content and structure of the workshops were developed, as well as an analysis of the results that allowed verifying the effectiveness of the proposal, being able to minimize the occurrence of fraud in the Law course of FACTHUS in comparison to the school period that preceded the student access to Higher Education and also during the semester.

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