For some fun go to University of British Columbia’s Library’s Academic Integrity Resource Centre site and click on the ‘stage’ icon on the right of the screen. It’s a ‘wizard’ way to teach students about academic integrity! (Or is it?).

Comments, please.

Thanks to Natasha Boskic for sending this to me.


  1. Julia Hengstler wrote:

    Hi, Tony.

    I took a quick look at the game.

    I’m wondering if re-purposing your own work for another course is “self-plagiarism”. Is that what we call it when an academic posts a pre-release of material in a journal that’s later a chapter in a book — with slight additions/changes. I didn’t know you can plagiarize yourself!

    From Wikipedia:
    “Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the “use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.”[1]”

    I am also concerned that this game is restricted to borrowing from self or friends— the game doesn’t address the increasing issue of “borrowing” content from the Internet without attribution of sources.


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