The copy-and-paste culture of the Net Generation: Strategies for dealing with plagiarism
Australian School Library Association
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
Advances in technology in the late 20th century led to widespread changes in the way information is consumed and used. The advent of a user-friendly World Wide Web has created a global information and communications resource that is being used extensively in education, corporate organisations and the home. The culture of information usage has shifted as a direct result of these developments. Educational institutions are now seeing a generation of students for whom instantaneous telecommunications and access to information have always been a part of their everyday lives. This paper explores the changing culture of information use and the emergence of electronic plagiarism, and suggests strategies for dealing with plagiarism in education.