-> tool for plagiarism or tool for sharing? Last night I was fooling around with Facebook, looking at some of the applications developed by 3rd-party programmers. One tool that is available is Docs, developed by Scribd (also available at its own page), that allows students to upload documents to a database. Students are posting old assignments, homework, etc. Some teachers are also posting information for students. There's a discussion going on by concerned educators about this sharing of info.
Two years ago when I started receiving obviously plagiarised material, I began to restructure my assignments to ask for more reflective material, for example, their opinions on art work or personal experiences with the threats of the internet, but students are still plagiarising in my classes (and getting caught by me!).
I googled "facebook docs" and found an interesting blog comment on Blern
by Greg Kraus, who writes about re-evaluating the concept of plagiarism in today's collaborative world. (By the way, what is the etiquette of quoting from somebody's blog, with full credit, of course!)? I'm wondering what other members of Classroom 2.0 think of this and what they are doing to combat plagiarism.