Archive for TURNITIN

Marking student work electronically, where is the product we want?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“We have been using Turnitin for students to submit work since 2004. However, they still submit a paper copy and we still use a pen to mark it. Increasingly this is becoming frustrating futile …” (more)

[DrBadgr, 15 March]

Plagiarism and Turnitin

Posted in teaching with tags , on 29 December 2010 by Steve

“RT @ajcann: Students Turned Off by Turnitin? Perception of Plagiarism and Collusion by Undergraduate Bioscience Students http://t.co/tE8GdHj” (tweet)

[Turnitin, Twitter, 28 December]

A cheat, moi? That’s unfair

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 29 January 2009 by Steve

“International students may be called plagiarists because of flawed thinking and naive use of software. If the new forms of detection software are to be believed, a sizeable proportion of students are plagiarists – and the worst culprits are international students. But when does poor referencing and an inability to better phrase an original source become cheating – and a reason for serious disciplinary action and the humiliation that goes along with it? An Australian study of Turnitin – a detection service that compares work submitted electronically with the 2.6 billion publicly available pages on the internet and with all the essays it has previously checked – found that 14 per cent of 1,925 essays examined contained examples of plagiarism …” (more)

[Niall Hayes, THE, 29 January]