Friday, September 11, 2009

Teenage cut and paste: copying without reading?

An article on a survey by Cranfield School of Management has the following text:

Research suggests that 60 per cent of teenagers have copied and pasted information straight from the web into their schoolwork without even reading it.

The study, based on results at ONE school and reported by Andrew Kakabadse, originated in Britain:

The study, based on a sample of around 260 pupils aged from 11 to 18 at a secondary school in the Midlands, raised fresh concerns that modern technology was having a disruptive effect on young people.

Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of International Management Development, Cranfield University, School of Management. Cranfield is located about halfway between London and Birmingham


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