This is a video parody of "The Christmas Carol" to teach about plagiarism; the video is in Norwegian (Et Plagieringseventyr), but subtitled in English
Type of Material:
While this video could be viewed ahead of classtime individually for a flipped session, it is fun to view as a class, and then discussed. Notet that it is seasonal so is best seen in December.
The video works across browsers; needs sound to be effective.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Give consequences of plagiarizing - an benefits of doing original work.
Give examples of plagiarism.
Suggest ways to avoid plagiarism.
Target Student Population:
General education students
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
basic ICT literacy
The video compellingly and delightfully explains plagiarism, its consequences, benefits of doing original work, and general citation tips in a logial sequence of scenes. The end summarizes the concepts. The information is accurate and informative while being very accessible and enjoyable, and works well as a stand-alone product. The video can be used in many disciplines both before starting a reserach paper as well as a reminder about writing in general. All materials are attitributed.
The video does not show full citations, and the viewer needs to go elsewhere to get citation help. Furthermore, it references the University of Bergen Library so some students might get confused. The video is in Norwegian, although it is subtitled in English, which also makes it ADA-compliant.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The learning objectives are not listed at the beginning, but they are well embedded in the video. The topic, plagiarism, is a key component of ICT literacy. The video bulds a good case about plagiarism and its consequences (and why people do it), and then shows benefits of doing original work (which is an often overlooked aspect). The video is easy to incorporate into a course, and provides concepts in an efficient and effective manner. Its ideas are applicable to many domains and situations.
The viewer needs to go elsewhere to get citation help.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The information is clear and engaging, using the Dickens' Christmas Carol is a conceptual framework. The production value is professional and very visually appealing. The video may be viewed independently, and needs little technical expertise. The video is captioned.
Because it is a presentation video, it is not interactive. The video is in Norwegian, so a visually impaired person would need to know that language to understand it. A few of the visuals are a bit risque so the material is probably not appropriate for K-12 settings or for conservative audiences. The instructor should preview the video before showing it.
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